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Colorado’s Dylan Edwards to enter transfer portal as Deion Sanders, Buffs prepare to lose key offensive player

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Colorado running back Dylan Edwards is expected to enter the transfer portal, according to 247Sports. With his departure, the Buffaloes are set to lose their top four rushers from the 2023 season to the transfer portal. 

Edwards was a pivotal flip for coach Deion Sanders and his staff in the Class of 2023, a four-star recruit from Derby, Kansas, who had long been committed to Kansas State. However, Sanders had a relationship with Edwards dating back to coaching him as a youth player in Texas. The longstanding bond ultimately led to Edwards picking the Buffs. 

Edwards scored four touchdowns in a 45-42 upset victory over then-No. 17 TCU in the season opener, but his usage slipped during the year as Colorado moved away from the running game. He finished with 321 yards rushing and 299 yards receiving. 

Additionally, third-string running back Sy’Veon Wilkerson entered the portal from Colorado on Tuesday. With his decision, the top four running backs on Colorado’s 2023 roster have all entered the transfer portal. 

The Buffaloes recently added Ohio State transfer Dallan Hayden, who posted 663 yards rushing and six touchdowns over the last two years. The Buffaloes are also recruiting Miami (Ohio) transfer Rashad Amos, who rushed for 1,075 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Amos committed to Mississippi State as a transfer but is expected to visit Boulder this coming weekend.

Edwards becomes the 21st player from Colorado to enter the transfer portal in the post-spring window. Several players — including offensive lineman Savion Washington and Edwards — were primary starters last season. More than 30 players have entered the transfer portal overall during the 2024 offseason. Colorado has also added four highly-regarded commitments in the post-spring transfer window. 

Kansas State would be a logical option for Edwards’ services. Edwards’ father, Leon Edwards, played running back at Kansas State in the early 1990s. 

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