Emanuel Dieke, a tall and fast defensive end from North Clayton High School in Clayton County, Georgia took time out of his evening to talk about his plans after his senior season of high school football is over. Emanuel is still a solid commit to Georgia Tech and plans on enrolling early to get a head start on helping Georgia Tech replace three starters on the defensive line.
Emanuel, did you get a chance to go to the Georgia Tech game this weekend?
“No sir, I didn’t but I have been to the Jacksonville State game already and I am going to see the homecoming game against Virginia.”
Have you set up an official visit to Georgia Tech?
“I’ve talked to my recruiting coach Buzz Preston and Coach Giff Smith about setting one up and Coach Giff wants me to come for a visit some time in November. So, I will be coming to Tech then too.”
How about your commitment to Georgia Tech, is it solid?
“Yes sir it most definitely is. I plan on being a Yellow Jacket.”
There has been talk of you enrolling early, is this true?
“Yes sir, I will graduate early and will enroll in January at Georgia Tech.”
With Georgia Tech graduating three starters on the defensive line, you must be looking forward to getting in there for playing time?
“I know that we are losing three great players and I hope that with hard work and me coming in early that I can get some playing time as a freshman. I am looking forward to getting in there and doing the best I can to play. It will be something I will work hard for and will make the most of my shots when I get them.”
How is your high school season coming along?
“Right now we are 6-1 and looking real strong. We had a good win over Griffin on Friday night and we should have no problems making the playoffs. My goal, as well as the team's goal, is to win the state championship in our class. That would be a very nice way to go out as a senior. We are working very hard to reach that goal too.
Emanuel quickly shot down any notion that he isn’t a solid commit to Georgia Tech. He is very excited about enrolling at Georgia Tech early and getting a chance to play as a freshman. He says he has been working very hard to improve himself as a player in order to be ready for the next step to the college level. Georgia Tech will not only get a very good student but a great athlete too.