Deion Sanders and the University of Colorado Buffaloes have landed a marquee running back prospect to help bolster the offense.
In a Twitter video that also featured Sanders, Dylan Edwards announced that he’s joining the Buffaloes. Via ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren, Edwards previously committed to Kansas State and Notre Dame, only to decommit from both schools.
Edwards is a product of Derby Senior High School in Derby, Kansas. Edwards is listed at 5-foot-8 and 155 pounds. He’ll join a Colorado offense that will also feature Deion’s son, Shedeur, who is also transferring to Boulder from Jackson State.
The elder Sanders is wrapping up his third and final season with the Tigers. The Pro Football Hall of Famer joined Jackson State in 2020, and the team has gone an impressive 27-5 under his watch.
They are coming off a second straight SWAC Championship victory, and the Tigers will try to send him off on a winning note when they play North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Before joining Jackson State in 2020, Sanders served as the offensive coordinator in Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas (from 2017 to 2020). Sanders was working as an NFL analyst at NFL Network before he went to Jackson State.
Adding Edwards to the program is a nice start, but this certainly won’t be it. Colorado stands to land several more promising prospects with the Hall of Famer and two-sport legend now leading the way in Boulder.
Sanders enjoyed a storied career with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington and Baltimore Ravens. He was an eight-time Pro Bowler and six-time First-team All-Pro who won Super Bowl championship rings with the 49ers and Cowboys in the 1994 and 1995 seasons, respectively.
After spending three years in retirement, Sanders signed with the Ravens in 2004. He spent two years there before retiring in 2005.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.