Last summer, Kent-Meridian ATH Emmanuel Daigbe burst onto the scene during camp season, impressing scouts and college coaches with his speed, size and natural athleticism. He had a big junior season this past fall and with his academics on track, he’s got plenty of schools giving him a long look…
“I’ve really focused on my academics and I’ve gotten them back to where I needed them to be,” Daigbe noted while taking part in the Battle In Seattle event at Interlake High School recently. “My coach has helped get me on track. He opens up his classroom and I get a lot of my school work done in there. It’s helped me a lot.”
After a solid junior season that saw him lead KM with 40 receptions for 716 yards and 10 touchdowns while also posting 48 tackles and two sacks on defense, Daigbe has generated some recruiting attention although he’s still waiting for that first offer.
“I am getting a lot of interest from Portland State, Eastern (Washington), Montana State and Washington has asked me to come to their Rising Stars camp, so I have a few schools that are liking me, but I think they just want to evaluate me more,” Daigbe noted. “I’m going to go to Washington’s camp and the Northwest Elite Camp and probably a couple more, but right now I am still sorta looking at which ones I want to attend.”
This offseason, Daigbe has been hard at work, spending a lot of time training with Ford Sports Performance and taking part in several 7v7 events with FSP.
“I am playing with and against a lot of really talented players and that has really helped me improve in all phases of my game,” Daigbe noted. “I played linebacker on defense last year and I will probably play a lot there this fall too, but I think I’m going to be playing some safety and that’s a new challenge for me that I am looking forward to.”
At a little over 6’0 tall and weighing in at a rock-solid 191 pounds, Daigbe is a player who has a college-ready body already. Now he just needs to show schools what he can do, both on the field and in the classroom. The sky in the limit for him and as long as he stays focused in both areas, he should have plenty of opportunities presented to him before signing day in February.