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Dacula’s Kaleb Edwards (2) runs against Harrison during a state semifinal game at Dacula.

The Georgia Tech football program landed a commitment Wednesday from the Daily Post’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year.

Kaleb Edwards, a rising senior at Dacula, chose the Yellow Jackets over an impressive offer list that included his two other favorites, Duke and Notre Dame. Georgia Tech also landed the Daily Post’s 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, North Gwinnett defensive end Jared Ivey.

Edwards joins a 2021 recruiting class that currently includes two players from Grayson, Noah Collins and Jamal Haynes.

“Being at home, I realize that’s important to me to be able to play for my home state,” Edwards said. “(Tech) is getting some good kids down there so I’ll get to play with some really good kids. I’m looking forward to it.”

Edwards has been a force on offense and defense the past two seasons for Dacula teams that reached the state semifinals two straight years. As a defensive back, the 6-foot, 195-pounder had 86 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a junior.

As the season progressed, he became a bigger part of the offense. He needed only 66 carries to rush for 1,153 yards and 15 touchdowns, and also had 29 catches for 566 yards and three more scores. Between his rushes and receptions, he averaged 18 yards per touch.

Edwards, projected as a safety at the college level, expected to wait longer on a commitment, but recently changed his mind.

“It kind of just hit me, and I realized I wasn’t waiting on any more offers to come in,” Edwards said. “I was at the point where recruiting was getting overwhelming. I’m happy with what I chose. I felt like I was getting the best of both worlds, academics and football. Overall, I felt like it was time to commit.”

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