Emeka Egbuka is one of the most explosive players in the country. The 6-1, 190-pound phenom is coming off of an outstanding year winning all that there is to win in the state of Washington.
He was named the National Junior of the Year by several media outlets and he is currently the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2021 class. Egbuka is currently a 4.0 student at Steilacoom high school located in the greater-Tacoma area. Egbuka is one of few 5-star recruits and he currently a Top 5 overall player in the 2021 national rankings.
3-Year Track Record
Egbuka put up top numbers as a freshman, hauling in 13 touchdowns on 44 receptions and 808 yards. Over that summer he put on an extra 20 lbs and took his game to the next level.
His sophomore year dwarfed the freshman year stats as he caught 23 touchdowns, 1492 yards, on 72 receptions. Egbuka also had 3 special teams returns for a touchdown and added 1 more touchdown with an interception return. The 27 total touchdowns earned him League MVP, All-Area, All-State, and All-American honors.
These numbers resulted in high expectations for Egbuka’s junior year but he rose to the challenge. His junior year stats include 25 receiving touchdowns, 1607 receiving yards, and 83 receptions.
On top of this, Egbuka stepped up the other parts of his game as he took back 4 special teams returns for a touchdown, 3 interceptions for a touchdown, and 5 rushing touchdowns. This totals a whopping 35 total touchdowns with 2257 all-purpose yards.
He was named Washington’s Gatorade Player of the Year, AP Washington 2019 All-Classes All-State Player of the Year, and earned All-American honors for the second year in a row.
Emeka Egbuka High School Career Stats
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Emeka is one of the top wide receivers in the country in the 2021 recruiting class. He excelled as a wide receiver, defensive back, and a return man. He is a tremendous athlete with tons of speed. As a receiver, he is a polished route runner that can make the spectacular catch. After the catch, he is fun to watch, making everyone miss as he weaves in and out of traffic.
Emeka can beat you vertically downfield and stop on a dime on a comeback or deep out route. He is an extremely tough cover in man coverage. He was also an outstanding defensive back. He has great instincts reading the quarterback. 8 picks is impressive. As a return man, it is tough to get a clean shot on him and he has the vision and agility to make huge plays. His EFN grade is 95.
Final 4 Colleges
Egbuka has received offers from the top programs in the country and he has narrowed down his selection to 4 universities including Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, and his home-state Washington Huskies. As of July 2020, Egbuka has not made a decision on where he will play football at the next level.
Egbuka states that he is the “Nations Number 1 Athlete” and as he looks to his final year of high school football, he has already put up a performance to back up this claim.
Eguka’s Steilacoom Sentinels are coming off a tough loss to Tumwater in the 2019 Washington 2A State Championship. The only thing missing in Egbuka’s trophy case is a state championship and I know that he will be on a mission this year.
Emeka Egbuka is a player to hold headlines at the next level. I will not be surprised to see him shaking commissioner Goodell’s hand on the NFL Draft stage in the next 4 years.