Despite receiving such serious interest from those two teams as well as numerous others even to the point of being notified by one team - the New York Yankees - that they wanted to draft him as their supplemental first round draft choice, Edward, on Saturday, made it official by notifying all of the teams that have shown interest in him that he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Major League Baseball Draft.
Edward, because of his extremely strong loyalty to the Mississippi State Bulldog coaches and future teammates and the desire to experience college life, has turned down a draft choice that, potentially, would have been between 900,000 and 1 million dollars.
For those of you who would like to see this very talented youngster perform before he reports to MSU, he will be playing in an All-American game that will be televised on FoxSports this Monday night at 7 p.m.
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