Oklahoma has had a hard time with some of its goals lately, this time getting some more bad news due to Dylan Edwards’ commitment to the state of Kansas. It’s important to note though that the Sooners can’t end up signing everyone, missing out on some more bites.
Edwards joins the roster of Wilkin Formby, Tyler Turner and Reed Mikesky as Oklahoma players have been targeted and overlooked in the past few days.
The four-star running back was named Kansas State Gatorade Player of the Year in 2021. He had 3,214 all-purpose yards and 40 total touchdowns, while he averaged almost 13 yards per carry last year. The Sooners proposed to Edwards on January 29 and Shortly after receiving the offer, Kansas City Star reporter Kellys Robinett said that “Oklahoma was my dream.”“.
While this may have been true somewhere, there was disagreement between both sides as the Sooners did not drop Edwards, who chose to stay in the state and play for Kansas State. With the Wildcats, he will likely be compared to current runner Deuce Vaughn and KSU legend Darren Sproles. Edwards, like Sproles and Vaughn, is a small, agile, dynamic and fast runner.
Oklahoma made several landing predictions for Edwards in the days and weeks after the initial proposal and continued to apply pressure. They entered the top 10 of Edwards’ list. along with the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Washington, Jackson, Oregon and some others. In the end, after his June 3 official visit to Champ U BBQ and several weeks of deliberation, the school in the state won.
The Sooners have four-star Calib Hicks and will be looking to fill another runner spot in this 2023 class. How does it stand with names like Tre Wiesner and Dylan Edwards out of the picture, Daylan Smothers becomes one of the priority targets for Rano.
Smothers took his official to Oklahoma and had some fun. Florida state official is next, but the Sooners are closer in this race than Edwards, giving them a much better chance of getting the four-star North Carolina Dynamo.
The five-star player can’t miss out on the prospect of Richard Young if he decides to go Early. Though unlikely, the Suners should keep hanging around and recruiting him. Crazier things have happened, too, like Louisville landing five-star running back Reuben Owens this week.
Kansas State will continue to be where the Sooners attack on the recruiting path, as head coach Brent Venables has played and coached in Kansas State himself and maintains great relationships across the state.
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