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25 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Ekow Boye-Doe

In which BracketCat counts down the 25th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Ekow Boye-Doe.

#23 Jerametrius Butler
Jerametrius Butler (23) was a fantastic defensive back at Kansas State who had a decent pro career. Ekow Boye-Doe has the speed to follow this path.

#25 Ekow Boye-Doe

Redshirt Freshman | 5-11 | 164 lbs. | Lawrence, Kansas
Ekow Boye-Doe
Ekow Boye-Doe
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • 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 redshirted in 2018 after picking K-State over offers from Kansas, Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Tulane, as well as interest from Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri and Oklahoma State.

Boye-Doe played 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 was ranked No. 4 by Rivals and No. 6 by ESPN.

And he 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.