Denton Ryan DE Mario Edwards Jr. re-commits to Fla. State
January 23, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - Denton County
By David McNabb
Denton Ryan defensive end Mario Edwards re-committed to Florida State on Monday afternoon after reconsidering his original commitment to his father’s alma mater back in March. During his senior season at Ryan, the high school All-American racked up 72 tackles, 32 tackles for losses and 11 sacks.
Edwards is generally considered the nation's No. 1 rated defensive end prospect and told Warchant.com of the rivals.com network he has officially ended the recruiting process and made a final decision. That decision is the same one he made when he committed to FSU way back in March of 2011.
"After getting home (from LSU) and talking it over with my family I (decided) am sticking with Florida State, and that's where I'm headed," said Edwards. "That is my final decision."
The five-star defender took official visits to both Oklahoma and Texas in December and then checked out LSU this past weekend. He also took his official visit to FSU two weeks ago. Edwards' dad, Denton Ryan assistant coach Mario Edwards, played at Florida State nearly 20 years ago. Florida State has been the leader in the younger Edwards' recruitment since he played on varsity as a freshman at Prosper. Edwards has played at Ryan the last two seasons when Edwards was hired on the Ryan coaching staff. Edwards will be wearing the same No. 15 as his father did for the Seminoles. His father played for Bobby Bowden in the late 1990's and that included the national title team in 1999. He set an ACC record with four interceptions in a single game in 1998 versus Wake Forest.