Kansas State fans were feeling good about the commitment of four-star RB Dylan Edwards until Notre Dame football swooped in with an offer.
Dylan Edwards technically decommitted from Kansas State before a potential Notre Dame football commitment, so who knows if you can still call it a flip, but we all know that’s what happened.
The Irish have been looking for another running back in the 2023 recruiting class and with Jeremiyah Love, the No. 5 player at the position and a key Notre Dame football target, headed to Texas A&M this weekend, it seemed as though the Irish were losing traction.
So, earlier this week, Notre Dame football extended a scholarship offer to Kansas State running back commit Dylan Edwards, one of the top players in Kansas (No. 2) and a 5-foot-9, 165-pound running back.
Edwards is ranked 339th overall in the 247 sports composite rankings for the 2022 class and seemed solid in his commitment, especially since the Wildcats landed four-star QB and childhood friend Avery Johnson.
Yet, the offer from the Irish was very enticing, or it must have been, because two days later, Friday night, Edwards announced that he was re-opening his recruitment.
Within minutes of this announcement (or so it seemed) the crystal ball predictions started flooding in for Notre Dame football to land the four-star running backs’ commitment.
It’s a heartbreaker for Kansas State football fans, as the Wildcats were having a good summer on the trail, especially after landing the top two players in the state.
But after seeing Edwards flip to Notre Dame, you have to wonder, is there any reason to worry about Johnson, the No. 1 player in Kansas doing the same?
Could Irish flip the 4-star QB too?
It’s not far-fetched to believe the Irish will try. Notre Dame football doesn’t have a 2023 commitment at quarterback and outside of Austin Novosad, Johnson makes the most sense — he already has a Notre Dame offer and has visited there twice unofficially.
A flip would probably take getting Johnson on campus for an official visit this fall, but with Edwards, one of his best friends now likely headed to Notre Dame football, maybe it will open the door for Avery Johnson to do the same.
Kansas State has 15 total commitments in the 2023 class and is 43rd in the team recruiting rankings via 247 sports. Notre Dame football is second right now but the expected commitments of Edwards and Jaiden Ausberry should have the Irish back to No. 1.