The Florida State Seminoles have been waiting for the Mario Edwards Jr. that showed up against the Virginia Cavaliers this past Saturday.
The talented defensive set a career high in tackles (9) and tackles for a loss (4), while adding a sack in FSU's 34-20 victory. It's the best he's looked all season long, and it now appears that he's finally seems ready to roll after dealing with the effects of a concussion and a sprained knee for about a month.
"I kind of checked myself and looked at the things I could do to help myself," Edwards said, via Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel. "I felt good, I felt light, I felt fast."
That was after FSU coaches told Edwards to "be dominant from the first play to the last play." He did just that, and FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher is counting on him to do it again at Miami on Saturday.
"You know, Mario is in shape," Fisher said. "With his conditioning, Mario has a lot of ability to do those things. He's a D-tackle, he's a D-end, he can stand up and blitz as a backer. I mean, he can bring a lot of versatility to the game.
"That's why I'm really anxious for him to grow as a player. He can cause some havoc."
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