Focus 2004

There's no denying <b>Marcus Edwards'</b> college allegiance. Click here to read an update on this solid wide receiver from Mayo Lafayette High School. Edwards also was a former teammate of quarterback <b>Aaron Lindsey,</b> who plans to walk-on at FSU next season.

There's no denying Marcus Edwards' college allegiance.

"I have been a big Seminole fan since as long as I can remember, " said Edwards, an solid receiver from Mayo Lafayette High School.

While Edwards has been a fan of FSU he told TheTerritory he's open to all schools, including Miami, Florida and FSU. Expect many more to court Edwards, a 5-11, 165-standout who has been timed in the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.

"I want to keep things open until I receive some offers," Edwards said. "Florida State has sent me a hand-written letter."

Edwards, who was selected to first team all-state in Class A, is the former teammate of quarterback Aaron Lindsey, who plans to walk-on FSU next season. When the time comes for Edwards to a decision on school, he will factor in location, academics, and depth at the wide receiver position.

Edwards, a three-year starter, also excels in the classroom. Edwards currently holds a 3.65 grade point average and has an ACT test score of 21.

He credits part of his outstanding play on the field to his intelligence.

"I know where the defensive backs will be playing," Edwards said. "I know how find the soft spots and get open."

Florida Recruiting analyst Larry Blustein has him ranked No. 6 overall on his pre-spring 2004 list.

"The kid is definitely an elite player," Blustein said. "He's quick with tremendous hands and he's not afraid to go over the middle to make the difficult catch. He reminds me of Taylor Jacobs."

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