The University of Alabama landed its 23rd football commitment for its 2020 class as Destrehan (La.) running back Kyle Edwards announced via social media that he would play for UA next season.

Edwards is currently rated a three-star prospect by 247 Sports but spent his junior year playing behind LSU signee John Emery, a five-star prospect

He’s the big-time guy,” Edwards’ high school coach, Stephen Robicheaux, told on Friday. “Just a tremendous athlete, works extremely hard. I think, when you talk about an All-American kid, he checks all the boxes. He’s a leader on the team and leads by example. Nobody’s going to outwork him on the field or in the weight room.

“He’s just a level-headed kid. He’s not a shifty type of runner like John was. He’s more of that downhill kind of guy that can really take you the distance.”

Edwards made the following announcement on Twitter on Friday morning:

“Today is the day where I will make one of the biggest decisions in my life, and before I do I would like to thank God and my family for always being there for me and being my motivation and my brother for inspiring me to play football. I would also like to thank all the coaches and people who impacted my life and that continue to wish me the best and continue to come watch me play. I also would like to thank my team for always pushing me and working every day helping me get better. Especially have to thank my Mudcats cause I can’t make things happen without them. Now I am very blessed and very excited to say that I will be committing to the University of Alabama!”

The Crimson Tide also has a commitment from the state of Alabama’s top running back prospect, Roydell Williams of Hueytown

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