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OSU: Move to safety will be huge for Edison-McGruder

OSU: Move to safety will be huge for Edison-McGruder

In an Oklahoma State football climate saturated with talk of the star season, one athlete has gotten lost in the mix. But no more.

Kenneth Edison-McGruder, who was a four-star recruit out of Houston, Texas, on Scout.com, has been bounced around the defense his entire time in Stillwater.

A natural safety in high school, he was moved to the linebacker position under former OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and saw limited success – starting in nine games during the past two years.

Under first-year DC Jim Knowles, who will shift the Cowboys to a 4-2-5 defense to combat the high-powered passing offenses in the Big 12, Edison-McGruder became the obvious option to move out of the linebacker position back to being one of the five defensive backs on the field.

Now returning to his natural position, he will be given more time to read and react to plays as they develop, allowing him to utilize his speed and…

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