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Tough times in DC

With the sniper shootings in Bowie, MD, college football recruiting seems kind of meaningless, but it's still a reality for top notch players in the DC area. The best of the bunch is RB <b>Barrington Edwards</b>, a 5 star prospect by <a href="http://recruiting.theinsiders.com/">TheInsiders.com</a> and a member of the <a href="http://borderwars.theinsiders.com/2/47856.html?">BorderWars.com 101 Team</a>. Edwards is scheduled to take the SAT this weekend, but that may be put on hold.

"I'm supposed to take the SAT on Saturday," said Edwards, "but we'll have to see what is happening with all of these sniper attacks. The kid that got shot the other day was about 5 minutes from my house. One guy got it while he was cutting the grass about a half hour from here. I thought this was a nice quiet place, but this just isn't good."

The stress of a scary situation and a bad season by Bowie is taking its toll on Edwards' charismatic personality. The jovial Edwards sounded a bit beaten down. "Man, I'm just trying to get through this season. We have about 5 games left, and I'm working hard in the games, and then it's work out city. I'm going to be working out hard and working hard in the classroom. I want to be ready for next year. I can't wait to get to college."

One of the colleges recruiting Edwards the hardest is the University of Georgia. Georgia's running backs coach, Tony Pierce resigned Monday morning, and that is something that Edwards will weigh this season. "He was the one that was recruiting me the most. It's kind of weird when your position coach quits in the middle of the season, so I'm kind of re-evaluating everything. I want to kind of wait and see what happens. Things are still the same though. I have my 3 visits set up to Georgia (11-30), Michigan State (12-13), and Maryland (12-20)."

Despite scary off the field problems and a disappointing season on the field, Edwards remains resolved to work hard and keep his chin up. He will come through this as an even stronger person and a stronger player.


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