Florida State Football: Jimbo Fisher Scores Again with Mario Edwards Signing

FancloudContributor IIIJuly 25, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles sideline reacts after getting a first down in the final seconds of their 26-17 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Jimbo Fisher picked up right where he left off in the world of college recruiting.

After inking PrepStar’s No. 1 ranked college recruiting class for the incoming freshman class of 2011, Fischer convinced PrepStar’s No. 1 prospect for 2012’s class to commit to the Seminoles. 

The 6'4" Mario Edwards from Denton, Texas is a near clone of Prepstar’s No. 1 2011 prospect, Jadeveon Clowney. Edwards dominates from his weak-side defensive end position with his exceptional size, speed and strength. 

This man-child already benches more than 350 pounds and has better speed than most tight ends with a legitimate 4.8 in the 40.

The state of Texas is never happy when they lose one of their prize jewels, as Edwards has decided to take his talents to Tallahassee over a host of other programs that would have loved to have had this franchise prospect in the trenches the next four years. 

All of the Texas schools, as well as Auburn, Georgia and Notre Dame were in hot pursuit of his services.

Edwards was the defensive leader for Ryan High School and helped guide them to a perfect 15-0 record before losing in the state 4-A Division I State Championship game to perennial powerhouse Lake Travis. 

Edwards was a quarterback’s nightmare all season long, registering 12 sacks on the year. He is also a great run-stopper, so most teams did the smart thing and ran away from his side when they had to run the football. Edwards' backside pursuit and tenacity to get to the ball are some of his trademark qualities.

The Seminoles and Fisher are off to a great start with the recruiting game, and have a bright future ahead of them with the hefty stable of talented and prized recruits heading into Tallahassee. 

Great upside potential for this rising star who will no doubt be playing on Sundays in the near future.