Interest for Kapeli

Henderson (Nev.) Liberty High running back Niko Kapeli, a UNLV commit, has been hearing from a few other programs...

Henderson (Nev.) Liberty High running back Niko Kapeli was happy to end his high school football career at last weekend's Polynesian Classic All-American Game.

"It's an honor to be able to represent your state and religion while playing football. It's been nice to get to meet new people," he said.

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound prospect, who says he got faster on the field throughout his senior season, has enjoyed the recruiting process thus far.

"The recruiting process has been really fun. I've learned a lot. I committed to UNLV and I've been hearing from Utah and San Diego State," he said.

Kapeli announced for the Rebels' program last June and recently took his official visit to campus.

"I had a lot of fun on my visit. We got to see the campus, walk around; we ate a lot," he laughed.

Regarding his reasons for choosing UNLV's program, Kapeli said that proximity played a big role.

"My family will get the chance to come out and watch me play. I also really like their coaches; it feels like home," he said.

He is, however, open to taking visits to both Utah and San Diego State. Though he doesn't hold an offer from either program quite yet, both have been showing the back a heightened interest.

"Hopefully, I'll get the chance to visit. I'm just waiting for a call, waiting to see what happens," he said.

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