Hawaii athlete looking at Arizona

Arizona continues to recruit Hawaii and Kahuku running back Faga Wily holds an offer. Read on to see his approach, schools recruiting him, and more.

University of Arizona football has long maintained a special relationship with the Hawaiian islands.

Current offensive line coach Robert Anae is a Hawaii native and is looking to continue UA's historically strong Hawaii recruiting presence.

One Hawaii prospect the UA coaching staff is looking closely at is 2013 6-foot-1, 195-pound Kahuku high school running back Aofaga Wily.

Wily was one of the best players on the 2011 Hawaii state championship team and has seen an uptick in his recruitment.

"I played well last year," Wily said. "I put up some good numbers and worked hard. I think some schools noticed because I'm getting more attention."

While Wily is interested in recruiting, he is more focused on getting healthy for now.

"I injured my ankle earlier this year," Viley said. "I tore ligaments in my ankle. I had surgery and now I'm just rehabilitating and trying to get back to where I was before I got injured.

"It's been a little frustrating because my teammates have been training hard, but there's nothing I can really do except work hard to get better."

Despite getting more recruiting attention, Wily hasn't given his college destination much thought.

"I'm not really sure of my recruiting situation," Viley said. "I would like to go to some camps but I don't have any specific plans to take any visits. Schools have been in touch with me, though. Utah is a school I for sure would like to make it out to and I've gotten some stuff from Arizona as well."

With Wily's patience and his focus elsewhere, don't expect him to make a decision anytime soon.

"I'm not even sure what colleges I'm going to look at," Viley said. "I have no clue when I will decide."

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