4-star running back Dylan Edwards names top 10 schools

Keegan Pope05/13/22
Dylan Edwards (Tim Verghese/On3)

Derby (Kan.) running back Dylan Edwards is down to 10 schools, he announced Friday afternoon on social media.

Edwards is the No. 349 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He ranks as the nation’s No. 26 running back and the No. 4 junior in the Sunflower State.

Among his top 10 are: Jackson State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin.

The Sooners are the current leader to land him, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM). And at one point earlier this spring, he was expected to be one of OU’s first 2023 commitments. But he has instead held off, and the in-state Wildcats have made a major run at him.

In late March, On3’s Jeremy Crabtree put in an expert prediction in favor of the Wildcats. Since then, he has added offers from Oregon and Missouri, both of which made it into his top schools list. Edwards plans to take five official visits in the month of June before committing shortly thereafter.

Dylan Edwards has put up eye-popping stats at the high school level

Edwards, who is 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, was honored for his incredible junior season with the 2021 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year award. He rushed for 2,603 yards, 40 touchdowns, and racked up more than 3,214 all-purpose yards.

Edwards also averaged 221 yards a game and 13 yards a carry. He was a key reason why Derby made it to the Kansas Class 6A state championship game.

Dylan Edwards is a K-State legacy, as his father Leon Edwards played for Bill Snyder from 1992-1994.