WINCHESTER, Ind. – With National Signing Day in the past, recruiting season will start heating up for the current junior class.
Kiante Enis has been earning plenty of attention since leading the nation in rushing and the Winchester High School junior has two more offers from Division I football programs.
“Last Thursday Mike Hart, who is the running backs coach at University of Western Michigan … came down,” Winchester coach and athletic director Mike Jones said. “They’re not allowed to talk to kids at this point that are underclassmen, so he told me to make sure to let Kiante know that Western Michigan was offering a full football scholarship for him to come to their school.
“… Then on Saturday, I took Kiante down to the University of Miami Ohio’s junior day. … He and I walked into the door, we were not there for two minutes and the head coach Chuck Martin walked over to us, introduced himself and said, ‘Kiante, I’m going to make your trip down here worthwhile. Miami’s ready to offer you a full scholarship to play football for the RedHawks.’”
Enis is the cousin of Richmond High School senior Nate Trawick, who on Wednesday signed his national letter of intent to play at Miami.
“I went over to Miami for the Junior Day and that was my first time there,” Enis said. “I heard a little about it from my cousin, Nathon Trawick, so I went over there, had a good day and ended up leaving with an offer, it was pretty exciting.”
Enis was a basketball standout before joining the Falcon football team as a sophomore.
He had an instant impact on the program, but his breakout year came last fall when he came close to setting Indiana’s rushing record and broke various Winchester school records.
Enis owns Winchester’s single-game, single-season and career touchdown records in just two years playing at the varsity level.
He finished his junior season with 3,189 yards and 49 rushing touchdowns, earning the Palladium-Item’s Offensive Player of the Year award, Tri-Eastern Conference Player of the Year, and a MaxPreps 2014 Football Junior All-American honor.
His single-season rushing yards rank fourth all-time in the state.
Enis was also a First Team all-state selection in Class 2A as he led the Falcons to their third sectional final in program history.
He received a football scholarship offer from Indiana University in the fall, and also has a Division I offer in basketball from IPFW.
“Football hadn’t really been a great deal in my life until my sophomore year, last year, when coach Jones finally talked me into playing football. And football’s actually been rising and I’m really starting to like it too,” Enis said.