A little more than two months ago, Doug Rogers, a close friend of the family of Bowie, Mary. running back Barrington Edwards started sending out videotaped highlights to prospective colleges on behalf of Edwards.
The response from college coaches has been overwhelming.
Rogers, himself a former player at Michigan State under George Perles, says Edwards now has scholarship offers from Penn State, Georgia, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, LSU, Maryland and Ohio State.
Rogers says Michigan and Tennessee have also shown interest and are well aware of Edwards' abilities.
"I'd say right now there are several schools that Barrington seems to be most interested in," Rogers said.
"I know he likes Georgia a lot because he has some family down there near Atlanta. Then you have Penn State, he's going to a camp there, Syracuse, Ohio State. Tennessee is another one he likes a lot, I think it's because of their running back tradition. LSU and Michigan are in there, and I'd put Maryland in there, too."
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Edwards is likely to be a Rivals100 selection, which means he's likely to be one of the top 100 prospects in the class of 2003.
His highlight videotape is eye-catching and he has the production numbers that most of the great running backs in the country have.
In 2001, he rushed for 2,289 yards and 27 touchdowns, leading his team to the class 4A state title and being named all-state in the process.
So much has happened to Edwards in the last two months, where will he be in the recruiting process two months from now?
"You never know," Rogers said. "He could be doing just about anything. We haven't figured out his camp schedule totally yet and I don't know if he wants to make an early decision or what he wants to do exactly."