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November 22, 2019 - Lilburn, Ga: Colquitt County running back Daijun Edwards (3) runs against Parkview linebacker Derrick Brown (5) in the first half at Parkview High School Friday, November 22, 2019 in Lilburn, Ga. This is the second round of the Class 7A Georgia High School football playoffs. (JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC)

BREAKING: 4-star RB Daijun Edwards has made his college decision

Edwards becomes the 22nd commitment for Georgia in the 2020 class. He ranks as the nation’s No. 21 RB and the No. 279 overall prospect for the 2020 class on the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The move answers a popular question that has been on DawgNation’s mind regarding Edwards and also the pursuit of 5-star RB Zach Evans.

Who is going to be the guy? That answer is Edwards.

The 4-star is now the second RB in the class behind early enrollee Kendall Milton. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder chose the Bulldogs over strong late interest in Florida State. Edwards was set to take his official visit to FSU this weekend.

The addition of Edwards to the class marks more than just adding another back for the stable.

His addition as the 22nd commitment to the class now pushes the Bulldogs past Alabama for the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class in the 247Sports Team Composite rankings. Georgia now holds a 311.44 to 310.93 edge on the Crimson Tide with the latest update of Edwards to the for each composite team total.

The main takeaway with Edwards should be his production as the highest level of high school football in the state of Georgia. According to MaxPreps.com, he totaled up three seasons in which he cracked the 1,000-yard mark on the ground. He accomplished that while also maintaining a career average of 6.2 yards per rush attempt. 

While Edwards has amassed 64 total touchdowns on the ground, perhaps the most overlooked part of his game would be his contributions and ability coming out of the backfield.

He is a willing and able pass protector, but also very accomplished as a receiver out of the backfield. The senior had 27 catches for 408 yards (15.1 yards per catch) in 12 games for his Packers in 2019. That boosted his career total to 72 career catches.

The newest Bulldog commit has also been a productive member of the Colquitt County offense since his freshman season in 2016. That’s when he ran for 887 yards and 14 touchdowns as a freshman.

His best year at Colquitt was his junior season. He tallied up 1480 rushing yards (6.5 yards per attempt) and scored 26 rushing touchdowns in 15 games.

Edwards also becomes the sixth member of the current 22-man recruiting class from Georgia. His decision also continues the heavy slant toward the offensive side of the ball for the 2020 cycle. He becomes the 13th prospect who will line up on the offensive side of the ball for the 2020 board.

Check out the senior highlight film from Edwards below.

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