First off, Kiante Enis is every bit of 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. He’s lengthy and athletic. He runs smooth with an effortless burst. He’s a legit two-way threat, and easy to see why he is rated a three-star athlete in the latest Scout.com player rankings.
Starring for Winchester (Ind.) High, Enis is the offense. He carries the load literally. On Friday, he ran for 341 yards on 23 carries with four-touchdowns. His touchdown runs were impressive in themselves. In Enis’ second TD he went left, then cutback across the field beating contain of the last defender taking the ball 77 yards for the score. That, in itself, shows why he’s capable of being a homerun threat at the next level. He also showed the ability to hit the hole and get the “tough” yards necessary to move the chains.
On defense, Enis stood out at free safety. His speed and size are ideal at the backend of the defense. In his first series, Enis showcased his field awareness by making a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. It was solid hit, which shows he’s not afraid of contact on defense. Enis also showed a nose for the football, taking an interception for his first touchdown of 2016. That interception tied a school record, and he still has the rest of his senior season to go. He had another near interception later in the game. Overall, his skill set translates well to the defensive side of the ball.
Enis on future position at Michigan:
“I know first of all I am coming in as a running back. They are going to play me in the backfield coming in. There has been talks of going out to wide receiver, going out deep. There has also been talks of me playing in the secondary at safety. I’m a two-way player, so I’m confortable playing either way. Just looking forward to getting up (there) to do anything I can to help the team win.”
Enis’ competition on Friday wasn’t the greatest, as Winchester won easily. However, Enis was the best player on the field. Again, he scored five touchdowns combined on both sides of the ball. He played offense, defense and special teams. He simply dominated. So he did as expected, which is what you expect of a highly rated prospect against lower competition.
Enis is already in the short list Mr. Football, awarded to Indiana’s top high school football player. As a junior, he ran for 3,189 yards with 49 touchdowns. The current record is held by Markell Jones, who ran for 3,536 yards as senior in 2015. Enis has a serious shot of taking that title.
See for yourself
Enis’ highlights from Friday night are showcased below, please view at your own convenience.