If you didn't know already, today is National Signing Day a.k.a. the day where you'll hear scouts and coaches scream out in either pleasure or agony (Pain Is Love?). The first Wednesday in February is when high school athletes can commit to play college football at NCAA schools by signing a national letter of intent. Florida State landed the nation's top recruit, Mario Edwards, Jr., a defensive end from Billy Ryans High School in Denton, Tex.

Edwards kept his word and signed with Florida State unlike some of the biggest surprises in signing day history. He is the son of Mario L. Edwards, an FSU alum who spent four years in the NFL as a cornerback. Edwards, Jr. had 72 tackles and 11 sacks in his senior year while the Seminoles went 9-4 last season and won the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl by defeating Notre Dame.

Desirable young'ns x college sports is a combo that's been associated with disturbing news as of late, so it's a relief to be reporting the two in a more positive light.

[via USA Today]

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