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Texas out of the running for Mario Edwards

1/19/2012

Texas is no longer one of the teams Mario Edwards, Jr. is considering.

It’s now down to Florida State and LSU.

His father, Mario Edwards Sr., who responded with “Yes” when asked if Texas was no longer in contention for his son, confirmed that.

Edwards, who went wire-to-wire as the top player in the ESPNU 150, is committed to Florida State and has been since March 15, 2011. But he had a very positive official visit with Texas on Dec. 9 and the Longhorns considered themselves a factor in the race because of that visit.

Texas coach Mack Brown was scheduled to make an in-home visit with Edwards next week.

Now it’s down to the Seminoles and late-surging LSU. Edwards (6-foot-3, 297 pounds) is scheduled to visit LSU this weekend. He took an official visit to Florida State last weekend.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is scheduled to be in Denton Friday morning for an in-home visit.