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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Top Cuse commit Edwards planning visits

By Jared Shanker

In the wake of Doug Marrone accepting the coaching job with the NFL's Buffalo Bills, Syracuse is in danger of losing its top commitment.

Three-star running back Augustus Edwards (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville) said he plans to visit as many as three programs before making a final decision. The 6-foot-2, 221-pound Edwards is the No. 59 running back nationally and is the No. 1 recruit in the Orange's 2013 class.

Edwards will officially visit Florida State the weekend of Jan. 11 and Rutgers the weekend of Jan. 25. He also plans to visit Miami (Fla.), but no date has been set.

"I'm just gonna look around a little," he said.

Edwards said he and his family were bracing for the news Marrone would leave as rumors swirled all week that he was one of the leading candidates for several NFL coaching vacancies.