In June, the Florida Atlantic Owls added a huge boost to their 2021 recruiting class when Ft. Lauderdale High School wide receiver Jahmal Edrine committed to the Owls.
Edrine, who is rated as a 3-star prospect by the 247 Sports Composite, is currently the 197th-best wide receiver in the country and the 175th player in the state of Florida. Just 24 hours before his commitment, Edrine announced a top three of Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and FAU. Edrine also held offers to NC State, Florida International and Western Kentucky.
In 2019, Edrine finished the season with 45 receptions for 621 receiving yards.
Edrine is the 13th overall commit for Willie Taggart’s first FAU recruiting class. Of the 13, seven players are from South Florida, including Miami Northwestern running back Zuberi Mobley, Cardinal Gibbons offensive lineman Anthony Earle and Deerfield Beach wide receiver Fred Eaford.
Currently, FAU’s 2021 recruiting class ranks atop Conference USA and 63rd in the nation.
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, it’s hard not to get excited about the potential that Edrine holds at the wide receiver position. At his frame and build, Edrine becomes a convincing option to line up on the outside for the Owls. At his height, Edrine is able to leap over defenders and high-point the football.
Edrine’s best trait is his aggressiveness, especially when it comes to blocking. Watching his junior tape, Edrine shows a willingness to deliver a block, which allows a teammate to spring for extra yards. With proper development in his blocking, which will likely come with added reps in college, Edrine has the potential to be more than just an average wide receiver.
Although Edrine doesn’t produce game-breaking speed, he has plenty of speed to be a consistent player at the next level. His solid enough speed, along with his awareness, makes him a threat on screen passes.
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