The story of the last couple of days in college football recruiting came when high school star Barrington Edwards gave a verbal commitment to a rising SEC program.
The commitment of Edwards to LSU gives the Tigers a recruiting boost. After a lightning-fast start, the Tigers slowed down a bit, but with the commitment of the No.10 running back in the nation as rated by Rivals100.com, Nick Saban seems to have had LSU on the right course all along.
"I'm really excited about LSU," said Edwards. "A lot of schools really impressed me and they all had a chance for a while. I wasn't pushed or anything, and this is something I've been waiting for a long time."
Edwards committed to the Tigers over Georgia, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Southern Cal, teams that had all offered the star from Bowie, Md.. He had a rough 2002, to say the least. Edwards was dismissed from his team, re-instated, and then faced the sniper crisis in the Baltimore and D.C. area.
"It was definitely an interesting year," laughed Edwards. "In a way I'm glad to be moving on, but there's a lot that's happened this year that will help me in college and beyond. We didn't play as many games as I would have liked to, but I still really enjoyed the time spent playing high school football.
"I'm working really hard on my grades and I've been trying to put forth my best on the field and in the classroom all along. I'm just glad LSU has had faith in me and what I can do as a person and a player. I'll try to make them be glad they recruited me so hard. It's going to be great to play in the SEC."