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25 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Ekow Boye-Doe

In which BracketCat counts down the 25th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Ekow Boye-Doe.

#2 D.J. Reed
There’s no disputing that D.J. Reed’s (2) decision to turn pro is a huge loss for the secondary, but recruits such as Ekow Boye-Doe at least bring the potential for talent in future seasons to offset that subtraction.
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#25 Ekow Boye-Doe

True Freshman | 5-11 | 160 lbs. | Lawrence, Kansas
Ekow Boye-Doe
Ekow Boye-Doe
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Ekow Boye-Doe (b. Nov. 4, 1999) is a highly touted defensive back who was born in Ghana, but was plucked out of the enemy stronghold an hour and 15 minutes east of Manhattan.

He picked K-State over offers from Kansas, Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Tulane, as well as strong interest from Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri and Oklahoma State.

Boye-Doe played for under head coach Dirk Wedd at Lawrence High School, where he was rated the third-best player in the state of Kansas for the Class of 2018 by 247Sports, while he is ranked No. 4 by Rivals and No. 6 by ESPN.

He also was listed as the 116th-best athlete in the nation for the Class of 2018 by ESPN as he also excelled at receiver in high school.

A first-team all-state performer as a senior by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, Boye-Doe also was named a first-team all-league player at defensive back and picked up second-team honors as a receiver, while he was named to the All-Simone Award team.

He also participated in basketball and track for the Lions.

Here’s what Ian Boyd at SportsTreatise had to say about Boye-Doe’s potential as a cornerback:

I imagine the plan here is to translate EBD’s length and speed into a cornerback down the line. He looks a bit more comfortable on offense on his highlights, but he can turn and run some and he makes a few open-field tackles. Right now, he’s mostly just a raw skill athlete with good speed and a nice frame, so we may have to wait and see what they make of him.