Nebraska football had a very busy weekend in terms of visitors. One of them was Dylan Edwards. Late Wednesday night, the running back made his visit official. Sunday night, he went into detail about how Nebraska plans to use him if he commits to the program.
Edwards is a three-star running back. He is the 27th overall running back in his class, and the 4th overall player in his class from the state of Kansas per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Right now, it looks as if Nebraska football is going to have to battle it out with Oklahoma. He currently has several Crystal Balls trending towards Oklahoma.
It looks as though he has a set of schools that he is particularly interested in. In addition to Nebraska and Oklahoma, he also has interest in Jackson State, Oregon, and Washington.
Edwards sees vision at Nebraska
As he wrapped up his visit, he was able to tell Bryan Munson of Rivals.com exactly what Nebraska football envisions for him. As noted in Munson’s report, Edwards went to Nebraska on Friday, and then had a chance to talk to the coaching staff on Saturday. Saturday was the day where he really was able to sit down with running backs coach Brian Applewhite and see where he would hypothetically fit into the equation of things.
It sounds like he is pleased with what Nebraska presented him.
“On Saturday we had meetings with the coaches and also had a chance to hang out with the players and the other recruits. I got a chance to meet with coach Applewhite and he told me about their plan for me to get involved in everything. They see me as a running back, a slot receiver and on special teams. Coach Whip told me that he loved my versatility.”
“That is what I am looking for. I am looking for a school that sees my versatility and plans to use me in a number of different ways. Nebraska wants to get me the football in a number of different ways in space and let me make plays.”
Applewhite has served as a secondary recruiter for Edwards. It makes sense that Edwards would meet with him on Saturday, as Applewhite has really tried to remake the running back room. It’s evident that he wants playmakers in that room and Edwards is certainly a playmaker.
At the end of the day, Nebraska football is probably going to have to battle things out with Oklahoma. However, the fact that Edwards had a positive view of Nebraska after his visit certainly benefits the Huskers.