Running back Gus Edwards reportedly is transferring from Miami to Rutgers.
Scout’s Brian Dohn reports that Edwards picked the Scarlet Knights. Edwards could compete for playing time immediately.
Dohn reports Edwards’ high school coach, Jim Munson (Tottenville High in New York), said Edwards will graduate in May and then be at Rutgers in June.
Miami RB Gus Edwards transferring to Rutgers
— ScoutBrianDohn (@BrianDohnScout) February 27, 2017
Edwards has played in 28 games with the Hurricanes, rushing for 977 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Gus Edwards’ Miami statistics
- 2016: 290 rushing yards, 1 TD
- 2014: 349 rushing yards, 6 TDs
- 2013: 338 rushing yards, 5 TDs
“This gives Rutgers a dude,” Jim Munson said in Scout’s story. “He’s got a lot of running left in him. They didn’t wear him out at Miami. He’s still got a lot of carries left in that big body.”
Edwards, who redshirted 2015 after a season-ending foot injury during training camp, is a former 3-star recruit out of New York. He’s listed at 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds.
The Scarlet Knights open the 2017 season at home against Washington on Sept. 1. Rutgers then plays both Eastern Michigan and Morgan State before starting Big Ten play at Nebraska on Sept. 23.