Notre Dame Commit Watch | 9:20 a.m.

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If anyone is still wondering why Our Lady decided to pursue seriously – and ultimately obtain a commitment from – Dylan Edwards‍ they just have to check out the performance of the 2023 Kansas athlete last Friday night.

The Irish hope Edwards (pictured above) can be the kind of college-level game-breaker he proved to be in high school.

Edwards is drafted as a running back, but given his ability to make plays out of the slot, he’s really more of an athlete. And, adding his threat as a returner, I started calling him a “weapon” instead of an athlete.

It was all on Friday night.

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

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

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

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

While his game was never in doubt, Limar produced a highlight that won’t soon be forgotten at Lake Stevens with that smooth turnaround in the end zone.

SHULER REPRESENTS IN VARIOUS #: It may not go down in history alongside the Michael Jordan jersey theft and there won’t be a Fox Sports documentary on it like Brady’s Big Heistbut those were the first two things that came to mind when we were told that the irish 2023 security pledge Adon Shuler‍ had to wear a different uniform after his jersey disappeared before Irvington’s 40-0 victory over Columbia.

Dressed in his teammate, At Vaboue Toure Uniform No. 21, Shuler recorded a host of tackles, returned a fumble for a touchdown and added another score as a Wildcats quarterback.

The Undefeated Knights are currently ranked No. 4 in the state.

FLORES & CO. CUT THE QB ELITE PROSPECT: Commitment of the receiver of Notre Dame 2023 Rico Flores Jr.‍ and his Folsom High School team beat the 2023 quarterback Jaden Rashada‍ and his Pittsburgh team last weekend.

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

Rashada made headlines this summer when her engagement in Miami sparked headlines of a nearly 8-digit NIL deal while refusing an even bigger deal from Florida.

As this is the world of NIL, no one knows for sure and Rashada denied any NIL agreement being a deciding factor in his decision.

Meanwhile, Flores and Folsom will face De La Salle and his future Notre Dame teammate, the tight Irish commitment of 2023 Cooper Flanaganthis week.

SPEAKING ABOUT FLANAGAN: Flanagan has made 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 threat at the defensive end.

He was doing more or less the same thing last weekend in De La Salle’s 28-20 victory over Cathedral Catholic.

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

BRILLIANT OUTLOOK FOR 2024: 2024 Irish quarterback commitment CJ Carr‍ put on another incredibly effective performance last weekend, completing 19 of 22 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. He added 58 more rushing yards and a score as Saline beat Monroe 40-0.

Carr’s future top targets have also been impressive.

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, North Carolina’s tight 2024 commitment Jack Larsen‍ has faced a lot of attention from opposing defenses this season but still managed to produce and score another touchdown last weekend in Charlotte Catholic’s 49-14 win over Providence.

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