Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt Commodores picked up another verbal commitment today. Stone Edwards, a 6’4”, 240-pound defensive end prospect from Orange HS in Hillsborough, NC, became Vanderbilt’s 15th commitment in the Class of 2017 on Sunday.
Thanks to my family, team, @COACHCLARK23, @CoachAhYou, @CoachDerekMason, through the recruiting process & my commitment to @VandyFootball ! pic.twitter.com/Nq1CXvH3aM— Stone Edwards (@StoneEdwards3) January 22, 2017
Edwards is currently unrated according to Rivals, but the 247 Sports composite rates him as a three-star recruit and the 26th-ranked strongside defensive end — and also, now as the second-best player in Vanderbilt’s incoming recruiting class. At 240 pounds, Edwards will have to put on weight to play as a defensive end in Derek Mason’s 3-4 scheme, but he has the frame to do that. Here’s a highlight film on Edwards from his senior season:
Edwards is the third defensive line prospect in the Class of 2017, joining Dayo Odeyingbo and Jalen Pinkney in the class.