At six-foot-four, 245-pounds Kennedy Emesibe is a handful to deal with on the defensive line. He plays defensive tackle and defensive end for his Oak Hills (Calif.) and uses his speed to his advantage when passing rushing.
Emesibe is yet to receive his first offer but he is working hard contacting schools and seeing what potential suitor would be the best fit for him.
"I'm mostly communicating through email right now," Emesibe said. "Auburn told me they had watched my film and may be in contact eventually. Also I might be going to the Oregon and UCLA camps so hopefully I can stand out there.
Washington State also came by my school and they took my transcripts."
Although a defensive tackle in high school, Emesibe's best fit may be at outside linebacker at the next level where his speed off the edge could be a solid asset to any defense.
Recognizing his potential at the rush position, Emesibe says his coach will move him to the edge more while also remaining versatile.
"My coach told me I'll play a different position each week depending on the game plan," he said. "I plan on playing middle linebacker, defensive end, defensive tackle and outside linebacker."
A long way from 2014 signing day Emesibe hopes to gain his first offer with hard work in the off-season and proving he is ready for the next level on the field.
"I'm working with the track team right now to get my speed up and I really want to make The Opening at Nike."
Emesibe will be participating in the SoCal NIKE Camp Sunday.