With Michigan’s “summer swarm” satellite camps officially starting this morning in Indianapolis, it only took a few short hours for Michigan to land their first commitment of the camp circuit. 2016 ATH Kiante Enis took to twitter to announce that he will be committing to the University of Michigan.
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Weight: 200 lbs.
High School: Winchester Community School (Winchester, IN)
Position: Running Back
24/7 Rating: 3 stars, #552 overall, #36 RB, #7 in state of IN
ESPN Rating: NR
Rivals Rating: 3 stars, #54 RB
Scout Rating: 3 stars, #26 RB, #1 ATH in IN
Other Offers: Iowa, Michigan State, Indiana, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Ball State
2014 Stats: 3,189 rushing yards, 49 touchdowns, 299 rushing attempts
2013 Stats: 1,409 rushing yards, 15 touchdowns, 139 rushing attempts
Kiante is a man playing among boys for his Winchester Community High School team. While he has lined up mostly at running back during his high school career, Kiante could see playing time at multiple positions once he arrives in college.
As a running back, Kiante has all the tools to become an effective player at the collegiate level. He has blazing fast speed and is able to change direction very quickly. He’s able to run between or off the tackles and pick up yards with relative ease. Possesses very good field vision and always seems to know when and where there will be openings on the field. Does an excellent job of waiting for blocks to be set before accelerating. A very elusive runner, who has the ability to take any rush to the house. Has excellent lateral speed and can beat his man to the outside and rush the sidelines. Won’t shy away from contact and has an excellent stutter step move that allows him to gain additional space. A solid change of pace back that possesses soft hands and is able to catch the ball out of the backfield. Due to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, Kiante could also project to be a slot back at the college level.
While Kiante is being recruited as an athlete, there’s more to his game than just rushing the ball. For his Winchester Community High team, Kiante was very effective in the secondary as a Safety. A big reason Kiante is so dominate is due to his speed, and he uses this very effectively when playing on the defensive side of the ball. Kiante is able to back pedal extremely quickly and has enough mobility that he can turn his hips and not lose a step on the man he is covering. Kiante has very good ball skills and is constantly attacking the ball. Does a good job of waiting for the play to develop and identifying where the ball is going to be thrown. Breaks to the ball with good speed and has the ability to go up and grab jump balls against team’s number one receivers. Once Kiante arrives at college and gets into a strength and conditioning program, the possibilities are endless on what he could do at the college level.
Kiante becomes the eighth member of Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class joining; QB Brandon Peters, RB Matt Falcon, OT Erik Swenson, LB Dele Harding, LB/FB David Reece, FB/RB Kingston Davis, and OG/DT Michael Onwenu.
Michigan’s recruiting class now features three running backs with all three holding different skill sets. The coaching staff is likely done recruiting the running back position for the remainder of the recruiting cycle unless four- star APB Chris Evans decides in the coming days that he’d like to be a Wolverine.