Diamond In The Rough: Kai Remigio

Kai Remigio is a class of 2023 running back and safety out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He is 5’10” and weighs 175 pounds. He is a versatile 2 way athlete who has excellent cover skills and a good anticipation on the defensive side of the ball. Kai is explosive in the backfield and has good balance. He finds second gear when he needs to. Remigio has a 4.6 GPA and is also involved in Track, ASB, and Model United Nations. 

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At what age did you begin playing football? I began playing football at the age of 5 and I was put into the sport because my brothers played it (Nikko & Nino Remigio).

What does football mean to you? Football teaches me life lessons on and off the field. It has provided me with numerous opportunities, enabling me to be a better version of myself. Football is not just a game but a way of life.

What would you say was your favorite part of the past season? My favorite part about last season is the brotherhood created between me and my teammates. While winning means a lot to me, being a part of the Mater Dei family means more.

What’s your favorite thing about your position? I love to score touchdowns as a running back and hit people as a safety.

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What would you say are your main strengths on the field? My main strengths on the field include my vision, work ethic, and physicality.

How do you think coaches and teammates would describe you? My teammates and coaches would describe me as a coachable player.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in California? Playing in California is a blessing because it has great competition.

Three words to describe yourself? I would describe myself as authentic, humble, and positive.

What hobbies do you have outside of sports? Some of my hobbies consist of playing instruments (Piano, Guitar, & Ukulele), surfing, and reading.

How do you balance your schoolwork and football? I learned to balance my football and schoolwork by taking care of business before leisure.

What would you tell younger players who want to play high school football one day? I would tell the younger players to stay on top of their grades because they are always students before athletes.

Do you have a favorite NFL or college Athlete? I do not have a favorite athlete at the moment but I do look up to my older brothers.

What is one thing you can’t go a day without? I can’t go a day without thanking God for all my blessings.