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September 23, 2014

Auburn football: Tigers lose defensive back recruit

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Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:31 pm | Updated: 9:33 pm, Sun Aug 3, 2014.

AUBURN -– The Tigers lost a member of their 2015 recruiting class Sunday as four-star safety Ben Edwards announced he was no longer committed to Auburn.

"I am decommitting from Auburn," Edwards posted on Twitter. "I have to do what's best for me. Auburn I thank y'all for everything but I have to move on."

Edwards originally flipped commitments from Ohio State to Auburn on A-Day, stating on Twitter he was "done" was his recruitment.

It is not immediately clear what the plans are for Edwards, 6-foot-0, 195-pound prospect from Trinity Christian in Jacksonville, Fla., though he recently told Rivals.com he was considering taking an official visit to Stanford.

Auburn's 2015 class now stands at 18 commitments, including three defensive backs (Tony Bridges, Jordan Colbert and Chris Westry), and dropped two spots to the No. 7-ranked class by 247Sports and Rivals, but stayed No. 3 by Scout.

The Auburn secondary will lose Brandon King, Robenson Therezie, Trovon Reed, Jonathon Mincy and Jermaine Whitehead after next season, making it a position of need for the Tigers in this recruiting cycle.

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