Emmanuel is a former football player for one of Texas's most winningest coaches, Phil Danaher from Calallen High School(Corpus Christi, TX) where he played on the varsity offensive line for three years. However, due to a severe injury his junior year, Emmanuel was never able to live out his dream of playing college football, but he made it his mission to help others live out their dreams and always be around the game of football. He is a UTSA alumni and one of Prep Redzone's up-and-coming recruiting analysts with a great eye for finding talent. Emmanuel has been a volunteer football coach for athletes of all ages for 8 years in the San Antonio area and has been very fortunate to have close ties to the community and to coaches, families, and players all around Texas. You may follow Emmanuel on Twitter @LoboRecruits and stay up to date with all of the latest news on recruiting in Texas.
Football lifer, the journey started playing in East Texas, little league through high school earning All-District honors as an offensive tackle. My playing career ended after high school, but my love for the game was far from over. I have stayed connected through coaching youth leagues my son plays in, calling play-by-play for a radio broadcast of high school games. I also went through TASO certification and became an official for Texas High School football in the College Station chapter. This opportunity to scout and write is a wonderful chance to put my life being around the game to good use. Especially for a great company that has a goal of helping all student-athletes receive the quality coverage and exposure they deserve!
James was a high school football coach for 11 years in including 5 years as Defensive Coordinator at Ridge Point, and 2 years as Head Football Coach at Aldine. After leaving coaching James has stayed close to the high school sports community serving as a broadcaster for the past 4 seasons for both Vype Live and Texan Live. James' focus is on his "Kovo Keeper" segment where he highlights players without multiple Power 5 offers from games that he broadcasts or from his interactions with Houston area Head Coaches.