Posted by Bryan Fischer
UCLA hosted one of the school's summer camps and plenty of Southern California talent came out, with several players looking for a scholarship offer from the Bruins. Bakersfield (Calif.) cornerback Shannon Edwards was one of the top performers and ended up picking up an offer after the camp and, in no time at all, he was committed to the school.
"Well it was kind of I can't let this go by type of thing," Edwards told BruinBlitz.com. "I always wanted to be a Bruin when I was younger and I couldn't let a great education and a great football scholarship pass me by."
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Edwards also held offers from fellow Pac-12 programs Oregon State and Washington State. The audition in Westwood at the Bruins camp also allowed him to develop a good rapport with his future coaches on the staff.
"I was able to talk to (defensive coordinator) Coach Joe Tresey and (defensive backs coach) Coach Tim Hundley a lot this past weekend," Edwards said. "I love them. They energetic and they are great coaches."
Edwards performed well on both sides of the ball last season, making 45 tackles and grabbing one interception on defense and 370 yards receiving and three total touchdowns. He is the third commitment for UCLA's class of 2012 and first on defense.