"I knew that I wanted to commit before the season and it really came down to Iowa and Illinois. Iowa didn't offer and Illinois did.
"Coach (Curt) Mallory is recruiting me and I told him that I wanted to commit while I was on campus last weekend. I'm excited about the direction of the football program. I'm looking forward to a bright future at Illinois."
Edwards is a terrific athlete with legit speed and athleticism. He has the leadership skills and smarts to play free safety at the Big Ten level.
As a junior, Edwards rushed for 1,800 yards, passed for 900 yards and combined for 38 touchdowns. On defense, Garrett had three interceptions. He was named all-state by several news publications.
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