Cornerback Shannon Edwards (Bakersfield, Calif./Ridgeview) was an early commit to UCLA back in the summer. The new Bruins staff recently asked Edwards to greyshirt, so the athlete decided to take a visit to Fresno State and now will be signing with the Bulldogs.
“UCLA just told me last weekend that they wanted me to greyshirt,” Edwards said. “I knew I could play with the other guys they had committed, so I decided to look around. Fresno State offered me early on as well, so I took my visit this past weekend and loved it there.
“Fresno just felt like home to me and the people were so welcoming. I like the new coaching staff a lot, and my DB coach will be Tim McDonald, who’s kind of a legend. I’m hyped to play for him, he knows what he’s doing and it’s a great opportunity for me to learn from a guy like that. That was the only other school I visited, and I didn’t need to look around any more. I ended up committing on Monday, and I’m excited about it.”
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Edwards camped with the Bruins in the summer and was offered a scholarship shortly following the event. He clocked a camp best 4.39 in the 40 and committed just a day after getting the offer. Now Edwards will take his blazing speed to Fresno State, likely hoping to prove the Bruins let a good thing slip away.