The Notre Dame football team continues to land elite talent in their 2023 recruiting class, this time bringing in Kansas RB Dylaitswards.
Notre Dame football lands it’s third commitment in three days, this time with 2023 running back out of Kansas in Dylan Edwards. Edwards was once a Kansas State commit, where he has plenty of family ties, but Notre Dame football offered in late July and came on the scene very quickly for him.
After he received is offer he made a trip right away to get to campus. He did just that and and a day later de-committed from the wildcats. At that point the Irish were in a prime position to get him on board and the staff absolutely wanted him.
He pulled the trigger publicly on Saturday afternoon after making it to South Bend and obviously loved everything about it, along with the staff which I think was a huge key here. Stop me if you haven’t heard that before about this group of coaches. Outstanding work by them to get this in motion as quickly as they did, that’s for sure.
At the moment Edwards has 35 offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan State, Washington and many others.
What Edwards brings to the Notre Dame football program
The 5’9 165-pound running back is going to bring speed, speed and more speed. He’s a lightning fast player, just winning the fastest man at the future 50 Under Armour competition. Edwards is also extremely productive for his high school team, putting together over 3,100 all-purpose yards, along with 40 total touchdowns.
Edwards won the Gatorade player of the year in Kansas last season and his productivity was a huge part of it. He’s obviously not the biggest but he’s nearly impossible to get ahold of with his suddenness, shiftiness and burst. He’s someone that’s a game changer, needing just one opening and he’ll take it all the way. Edwards can thrive as well with routes out of the backfield, getting the ball in his hands quickly for screens, swing passes and dump offs.
You can also utilize him at the slot position, he matches up really well with linebackers because of his outstanding speed that opponents can’t match up with over the middle of the field. I’d definitely say this is someone with a boom or bust type ability but usually when you have that type of speed you will absolutely make your presence known at the college level, if you can stay healthy.
Notre Dame football hasn’t and usually doesn’t land this type of speed consistently and Freeman and Co are doing just that.
With Edwards making his commitment public the 2023 class now hold 23 pledges, with 12 being on defense and now 11 on the offensive side. Edwards will be joining Jayden Limar in the running back room, with one more spot left for the right guy, if he wants in.. and the staff would surely “Love” that.
Game changing speed coming in for running backs coach Deland McCullough and a great pick up late in the process for him and the offensive staff.