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Monday, November 5, 2012
Edwards nets an offer from the 'Noles

By Corey Dowlar

Florida State's newest offer recently went out in the state of New York, a place the Seminoles don't scour for players very often.

Agustus Edwards (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville), a 6-foot-2, 220-pound bruising running back, was on the receiving end, perhaps seen by the Seminoles as the heir apparent to fullback Lonnie Pryor.

"I don't really know right now," he said of the offer. "I am still committed to Syracuse. I might take an official visit there."

Edwards said that he learned of the offer through offensive coordinator James Coley. If he does take an official visit to Tallahassee, it will be in January.

In the meantime he's trying to get familiar with the Seminoles, but does have a working knowledge of their recent history.

"I know that it is a big-time program," Edwards said. "They have won a couple of national championships. This year I haven't seen them, but they are a team that is ranked every year."

Besides an official visit to Florida State, Syracuse appears to be the only destination for an official visit.

If he does make the trip to the Sunshine State, it will all come down to whether he sees himself fitting in.

"I don't really know what it would it would take," he said. "It would have to be if I am comfortable there or not."

Edwards has been committed to Syracuse since this summer and also has offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple, UCF, Vanderbilt and Virginia.

ESPN ranks him as a three-star prospect.