BJ Diakite - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#93 BJ Diakite

DE/LB

Class Freshman
Height 6'3"
Weight 215
Hometown Pinson, Ala.
High School Pinson Valley
Bio

The Diakite File

  • Prepped at Pinson Valley High School for coach Samuel Richard Shade and defensive coordinator Darrius Gilbert
  • Three-star prospect ranked by On3 as the No. 41 edge defender in the country and 247Sports as the No. 38 athlete, while also ranking among the top 25 players in Alabama by both publications
  • Helped Pinson Valley to a 10-4 record during senior year (2021), reaching the state quarterfinals
  • Recorded 74 tackles, 20 for loss, 10 sacks and 35 quarterback pressures while also scoring a defensive touchdown
  • Helped Pinson Valley to a state championship in 2020
  • Also played tight end
  • Plays basketball for Pinson Valley
  • Chose Vanderbilt over Georgia Tech