When he woke up Wednesday morning, Andrew Edson still had not been offered by the new coaching staff at Washington State, or any Pac-12 Conference football program for that matter.
Over the next eight hours, lots changed for the three-star defensive end from Snoqualmie’s Mount Si High School.
By 4:30 p.m., Edson had not only received a Pac-12 offer but had also made a decision regarding his football future, announcing he’d committed to the Cougars not long after a phone conversation with Nick Rolovich and Seattle-area recruiter/special teams coach Mike Ghobrial, according to Cougfan.com. The website also reported that Edson took a virtual tour of the WSU campus and football facilities earlier in the week.
Edson, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end/tight end who’s known for his long hair and impressive motor, becomes the fifth player to commit to Rolovich and the Cougars in a span of approximately three weeks and the first from the state of Washington. He also becomes the second defensive end to commit this week, joining Florida’s Xavier Young, who chose WSU over Maryland and Georgia Tech and a few other FBS schools on Monday.
While Edson didn’t have any other Pac-12 offers, he was a popular target in the Mountain West, drawing offers from Fresno State, Air Force, Wyoming, Nevada and San Jose State. Similar to recent WSU offensive guard commit Brock Dieu, Edson also held a handful of offers from schools in the Ivy League, including Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Yale. Dieu was offered by each of those four, along with Pennsylvania and Columbia.
According to his Hudl.com highlight tape, Edson won All-4A KingCo second-team honors as both a defensive end and tight end while holding a 3.91 grade-point-average during his junior season.
Edson has continued to climb the 247Sports.com recruiting charts and is now considered the No. 15 overall recruit in the state of Washington for the 2021 class, moving up 20 places.
Kershaw also commits to WSU
La Salle three-star athlete Ryan Kershaw also tweeted that he has committed to WSU for the 2021 class.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder posted Thursday to his account: “After a great talk with @NickRolovich and @CoachGhobi i am extremely excited to announce my commitment to play football at Washington State University!”
Kershaw rushed for 2,027 yards and 29 touchdowns and had 10 sacks in helping the Lightning to the Class 1A quarterfinals. He is projected as an outside linebacker in college.
He received offers from Army, Air Force and several Big Sky schools.