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K-State Lands 2023 Four-Star RB Dylan Edwards Over Oklahoma

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Kansas State got some outstanding news on Thursday as 2023 four-star running back Dylan Edwards picked the Wildcats over Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Edwards, widely considered the fastest running back in the 2023 class, is actually a K-State legacy as his father, Leon Edwards, played for Bill Snyder back in the early ’90s.

 

K-State has been after Edwards for a few years now, and in that time he has grown into a bonafide top-30 running back in the nation. In fact, Edwards is the No. 27 running back in the class and is the No. 2 player in the state of Kansas in the ’23 cycle.

As a sophomore at Derby High School (KS), Edwards was a standout with over 1,800 yards that season and that was enough for Chris Klieman to get on the phone. Klieman’s scholarship offer was the first the Edwards received, and ended up being the one that he accepted.

 

On top of Oklahoma and Nebraska, Edwards held offers from over 30 D-I schools, including Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oregon, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Ultimately the list was narrowed down to three and the Powercat logo won the race.

In his 2021 season, Edwards totaled 2,603 yards rushing and 38 touchdowns on the ground, adding 101 yards receiving and a score through the air. With Deuce Vaughn likely out the door after 2022, Edwards will be the frontrunner to be featured in the near future of the Wildcats’ offense.

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