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Notre Dame Commit Watch | 9.20

September 20, 2022

If anyone is still wondering why Notre Dame decided to seriously pursue – and ultimately land a commitment from – Dylan Edwards‍, they need just to check out the 2023 Kansas athlete’s performance this past Friday night.

The Irish are hoping Edwards (pictured above) will be able the kind of gamebreaker at the college level that he’s proven to be on the high school level.

Edwards is being recruited as a running back, but given his ability to make plays out of the slot, he’s really more of an athlete. And, when adding in his threat as a returner, I’ve taken to referring to him as a “weapon” instead of an athlete.

That was all on display Friday night.

Edwards led Derby to a 45-38 victory over Bishop Carroll by rushing for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries while also adding a 93-yard touchdown on a kickoff return.

But it was Edwards’ 85-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to play that sealed the back-and-forth shootout which will be remembered most.

LIMAR SHOWING NO SIGNS OF RUST: After missing the first game of the season, 2023 Notre Dame running back commit Jayden Limar‍ has wasted no time making an impact the past two weeks.

After accounting for 297 total yards and three touchdowns last week, Limar notched 202 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries in just two quarters this past weekend as Lake Stevens blew out Federal Way 63-21.

While his game was never in doubt, Limar flashed a highlight of his own that won’t soon be forgotten at Lake Stevens with this smooth flip into the end zone.

SHULER REPRESENTS IN DIFFERENT #: It may not go down in the annals alongside the Michael Jordan Jersey Theft and there won’t be a Fox Sports documentary on it like The Great Brady Heist, but those are the first two things that came to mind when informed that 2023 Irish safety commit Adon Shuler‍ had to wear a different uniform after his jersey went missing before Irvington’s 40-0 victory over Columbia.

Suited up in his teammate, Vaboue Toure’s #21 uniform, Shuler recorded a host of tackles, returned a fumble for a touchdown and added another score as a Wildcat quarterback.

The unbeaten Knights are currently ranked #4 in the state.

FLORES & CO. KNOCK OFF ELITE QB PROSPECT: 2023 Notre Dame receiver commit Rico Flores Jr.‍ and his Folsom High School squad defeated 2023 quarterback Jaden Rashada‍ and his Pittsburg squad this past weekend.

Flores caught five passes for 95 yards as Folsom won 23-15.

Rashada made headlines this summer when his commitment to Miami elicited headlines of an almost-8-digit NIL deal while reportedly turning down an even bigger deal from Florida.

As is the world of NIL, nobody knows for sure and Rashada denied any NIL deal being a deciding factor in his decision.

Meanwhile, Flores and Folsom will face De La Salle and his future Notre Dame teammate, 2023 Irish tight end commit Cooper Flanagan‍ this week.

SPEAKING OF FLANAGAN: Flanagan has been making plays on both sides of the ball so far this season for De La Salle; catching passes as a tight end while proving to be a menace at defensive end.

He was doing more of the same this past weekend during De La Salle’s 28-20 win over Cathedral Catholic.

The Spartans will enter next week’s home game against Folsom with a 3-1 record having suffered a 24-21 loss to Serra of San Mateo in Week 2.

2024 PROSPECTS SHINING: 2024 Irish quarterback commit CJ Carr‍ had another amazingly efficient performance this past weekend, completing 19 of 22 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. He added another 58 rushing yards and a score as Saline defeated Monroe 40-0.

Carr’s future top targets have been impressive as well.

2024 Illinois wide receiver Cam Williams‍ recorded his third straight game with over 100 receiving yards, catching five passes for 108 yards and a score in Glenbard South’s 49-20 win over Streamwood.

Meanwhile 2024 North Carolina tight end commit Jack Larsen‍ has faced plenty of attention from opposing defenses this season, but has still managed to produce and pulled in another touchdown this past weekend in Charlotte Catholic’s 49-14 win over Providence.

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