Edwards hearing from Canes; Angry at BCS Snub

Missouri recruit Kip Edwards has continued to hear from other schools, including the University of Miami, since making his commitment Oct. 27. InsideMizzou.com caught up with the 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback from Arlington, TX., to find out how much he's listening to them, and we also got his strong thoughts on Mizzou's BCS snub along with an update on the historic season he's a part of.

"There's some schools still trying to recruit me," said Edwards, "but I'm just turning the other cheek."

In fact, Edwards is already talking as if he were part of this year's Mizzou team.

"Things are looking up for Missouri even though we got robbed and didn't get a BCS bowl even though we beat Kansas," he said. "It's a [travesty] … We lost to a very, very good OU team. That game was frustrating because Chase Daniel didn't throw a touchdown pass and he also got down on himself, and then the team got down on itself."

Edwards is playing a starring role on a team that is having the best season in Bowie High history. He's posted 55 tackles and seven interceptions on defense, and is playing a bit of offense in the playoffs in order to use his 10.7-second 100-meter dash speed on end-around plays. Bowie is 12-1 heading into the regional finals this weekend against Trinity. Last year's 7-4 team was the first in school history to make the playoffs.

So both in present and future, Edwards, who had more than 20 scholarship offers, seems to be a part of some groundbreaking efforts.

"It's just a true blessing. Everybody had their input on where I should go, but now that I have made my decision, everybody's very excited," he said.

Edwards talks occasionally to quarterback commit Blaine Gabbert – the two recently spoke about meeting up at the Cotton Bowl, which Edwards will be attending. He plans to enroll at the beginning of summer and would like to study education. With his combination of size and ability, he stands a solid chance of playing right away next season, it seems.

"They told me there's somewhat of [a chance of] playing right away, but I'm not getting my hopes up, because I've still got to get mentally and physically fit," he said.

Edwards, who committed during his first visit to Columbia, said he hasn't thought twice about his choice.

"It felt like home," he said. "I went out there and didn't miss a beat. A couple of the Missouri players reminded me of my close teammates."

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