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Chippewas Add Florida Transfer

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Former Gator bringing some SEC to the MAC

The crowd at Kelly/Shorts Stadium played a big part in Saturday's win over New Hampshire
The crowd at Kelly/Shorts Stadium played a big part in Saturday’s win over New Hampshire

Central Michigan Life is reporting that defensive back Brian Edwards will be transferring from the Florida Gators into greener pastures in Mount Pleasant and the Central Michigan Chippewas. Edwards, a Hollywood, Florida native, spent two seasons with the Gators.

He appeared in ten games as a true freshman in 2017, when the Gators were coached by current Central Michigan head coach Jim McElwain. Edwards saw action in eight games a year ago, with seven tackles, four breakups, one hurry and one fumble recovery.

Edwards, who stands 6’2 and tips the scales at 192 was arrested earlier this off-season by Gainesville Police after an alleged assault of his girlfriend. Charges were eventually dropped for lack of evidence.

Per 24/7 sports, Edwards was a three star recruit out of Miramar high school in the class of 2017 when he held offers from twenty five schools including the Colorado Buffaloes, Miami-Florida Hurricanes, Louisville Cardinals, Clemson Tigers, LSU Tigers, Mississippi St. Bulldogs, and the Oregon Ducks.

Unless some sort of special dispensation or waiver is granted to Edwards for personal circumstances, he’ll need to sit out the 2019 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining when he hits the field in 2020.