With talented 2015 products Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley verbally committing to attend Florida State on Friday, the general feeling was that something had to give with regards to the Seminoles’ at the time four commitments. Thursday afternoon it was reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com that State Fair CC wing Kedar Edwards made the decision to reopen his recruitment, with that news not being much of a surprise.
According to the report Edwards was originally expected to enroll at Florida State in time for the 2014-15 season, giving him three years of eligibility after playing as a freshman at State Fair. However that didn’t happen, with Edwards instead returning to junior college for another season.
And in the aftermath of Leonard Hamilton reeling in two commitments who are expected to compete for minutes immediately next season, the decision was made by Edwards to open things back up.
Among the other schools showing interest in Edwards at the time of his commitment to Florida State in March were DePaul, Iona, Oklahoma, South Alabama and Southern Miss. Edwards put together a good freshman season at State Fair, averaging 16.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
Edwards’ decision leaves Florida State with three verbal commitments in 2015, with Terance Mann’s pledge having preceded those made by Bacon and Beasley.