In a shocking move, given the views from his extremely recent in-home visit, Dylan Edwards has de-committed from the Notre Dame football program.
Not long after Edwards flipped his commitment from Kansas State to the Irish back on August 6th of this year, he has de-committed from Notre Dame football. After a recent offer from new Colorado University coach Deion Sanders, Edwards is headed in that direction. With 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions flowing in for him to end up in Colorado, Notre Dame is no longer in the future plans.
It was certainly an odd time to commit, given the Notre Dame coaches just visited him the day before his de-commitment. They were pictured together with massive Notre Dame gear prominently in the background, and nothing seemed to hint at the move. That said, the recruiting world can change quickly; rumor has it there were influences pushing heavily for Colorado.
Edwards is a speedy back out of Derby, Kansas, and is rated as the 12th-best running back in the country for the class of 2023. As I wrote some time ago, it would’ve surprised me more than anything had Notre Dame kept all three running back commitments in the class. Now with Edwards out of the picture, the class holds two running back commitments. One from Jayden Limar and another from Jeremiyah Love.
Limar is rumored to be eyeing a flip to Oregon, which means the class may be down to just Love. While it’s tough to see Edwards go, with Estime, Tyree, Diggs, Payne, and Price already in the fold, one would’ve been gone eventually. While we wish him the best moving forward, I still think Notre Dame is in a great position at running back. They’ll have the best room in the nation next year, and nothing will change that.
The Notre Dame skill position groups will be just fine in the long run. Keeping Limar and especially Love become that much more important moving forward.