Donovan Edwards finds motivation from Ohio State recruitment snub, vows to 'just kick y'all ass'
Donovan Edwards was a top target for Ohio State football in the Class of 2021.
The now-star Michigan running back was a highly-touted prospect in the 2021 class, too. In fact, Edwards was rated as the No. 2 overall running back prospect in the cycle according to 247Sports.
Edwards recently recalled his recruitment, saying Ohio State always planned on adding commitment from 2 running backs, but decided to pass on him with the commitment of TreVeyon Henderson. The rest of his story is pure gold:
“I was their No. 1 running back on the board,” Edwards told 247Sports. “I was just taking my time during the recruitment, and they told me they were going to take two running backs. I’m like, ‘Cool. That’s perfect … you’ve got to have two running backs in the class at least.’ And Evan (Pryor) committed first. I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ I was still taking my time with the recruitment. Then they took TreVeyon (Henderson). I was just like, ‘Alright, bet! Now it’s on! Now it’s on!’ I was just like, ‘Alright, I’m about to go to a school and just kick y’all ass!’ That’s how I was feeling. I’m going to go to a school and let y’all see what y’all missed out on. And… look at it.”
It definitely seems to have worked out for Michigan, and though the Buckeyes have a solid RB room, not so much for OSU. The Wolverines have now beaten the Buckeyes in back-to-back years.
Edwards, to quote the man himself, kicked Ohio State’s ass in 2022. He rushed for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns on the way to a 45-23 win. Edwards was far and away the best player on the field that day, too.
And now Edwards is part of a returning Michigan backfield that is, without a doubt, the best in the country prior to the start of the 2023 season.