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Denton Ryan's Edwards flirting with UT, OU

Verbal commitments are nonbinding. Florida State may get a stark reminder of that this recruiting season.

Denton Ryan defensive end Mario Edwards, ranked No. 1 in the ESPNU 150, gave his verbal commitment to the Seminoles in March, but it appears Edwards is allowing other schools to court him.

According to William Wilkerson of HornsNation, Edwards is at least listening to pleas from Texas and Oklahoma to drop his commitment to Florida State. That said, Edwards indicated that neither team had convinced him yet.

"I let Florida State know that other teams are interested in me, and that I want to continue to look around," Edwards told ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman. "But Florida State is still my team, my No. 1 team."

Edwards is a key player for Ryan (5-0), which rode its defense all the way to the state title game last year.

With much of the talent returning to the defense, Ryan is a favorite to make another run at its third state title in school history.