A former Ole Miss commit, the 6-foot-3, 322-pound Epson reportedly signed with Louisiana-Lafayette out of high school but never enrolled.
Epson made his official visit to Boca Raton this past weekend and elected to sign. He’s already enrolled in classes and the Owls expect him to arrive at FAU in the coming days, which would make him available for spring practices.
An All-MACJC selection following the 2018 season, Epson has two seasons of eligibility remaining plus a redshirt year, if needed.
FAU coach Lane Kiffin will enter the spring looking to replace two starting offensive linemen in tackle Reggie Bain and guard Antonio Riles, both of whom exhausted their eligibility in 2018.
Starting guard B.J Etienne returns as does Nick Weber, who rotated with Riles and Etienne late in the season.
Epson is the 10th member of FAU’s 2019 signing class and is the first offensive lineman.
The junior college early signing period ends on Tuesday.
FAU also earned a commitment from Hoover (Ala.) running back Larry McCammon. Should he sign in February, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound ball carrier would become the third incoming ball carrier. FAU signed Kelvin Dean out of Tallahassee-Rickards in December. Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back B. J . Emmons, a 2018 signee, enrolled in January after completing his academic obligations.
Palm Beach Gardens-Dwyer running back James Meeks is also committed to FAU. Meeks injured his knee late in his senior season and underwent surgery. He is expected to grayshirt.