5-Star Defender Has Interest in Missouri

One of the top defensive prospects in the country has a Missouri offer and spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com about the Tigers chances and where his recruitment is headed

2012 DE prospect Mario Edwards  6'4"  281  4.7  Denton (TX) Ryan reports numerous offers, including one from Missouri, and has informed ShowMeMizzou.com that he is "wide open" with respect to his college choices.

Edwards reports having offers from "pretty much everyone in the Big 12", as well as nearly everyone in the SEC.

"Everyone's pretty much offered me,"  said Edwards.  "It's overwhelming.  But then again, it's still exciting, just to know that so many teams are interested in me.  I'm really just working on staying humble."

Edwards reports a maximum bench press of 385 pounds, and has squatted 525 pounds.  He also competes in the discus and the shot put for his school's track team.

He reports having taken an unofficial visit to Texas, but said that he hasn't planned any other unofficial visits.  He said that he wants to narrow things down by this fall, and then take his official visits.

Edwards has lived in Texas and in Florida while he was growing up, and said that he doesn't have a favorite school, or one that he actually cheers for.

"I'm interested in Missouri,"  said Edwards, when asked about the Tigers.  "I'm interested in everybody, really.  Because, I don't know where I want to go.  If Missouri sticks out to me, and they show me on defense what I'll be doing, then I'll be interested, too.  Everybody's really on the same playing level."

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