Bush-Loo getting ready

Keoni Bush-Loo is signed to Arizona and now preparing for when he arrives. Read on to see how he is doing that, who he already knows on the team, and more.

Keoni Bush-Loo is a hard guy to get a hold of. When he isn't running track and field, and focusing school, he is working out for football. He's already getting ready for the college lifestyle.

Bush-Loo signed a letter of intent to play for Arizona earlier this spring and since then, he has upped his work load.

The 6-foot-3, 238-pound tight end runs the 100-meter and the 200-meter dashes for Kamehameha High School along with throwing the shot-put and discus. He's had some success and that brings a winning mentality, which is something Arizona desperately needs in its players.

"I won my 200-meter and I won a couple throws," he said. "I like winning."

Running track will also help Bush-Loo when he reports to Tucson on July 8th. By now, it is no secret that the Wildcat offense will be fast paced, with plenty of running. The incoming freshman hopes to see some playing time at the H-back position behind Taimi Tutogi.

"I keep in good contact with Coach Magee, Coach Leftwich, and Coach Anae," he said.

"They want me to play tight end and H-back up there. Kind of like what Taimi is playing right now. He's been doing blocking, running, and catching at the H-back spot. They want me to fill in that spot right when I get there."

Bush-Loo doesn't get all of his information from the coaches though. He also keeps in contact with some of the current players and gets their input as well. He has heard first-hand accounts of the new, grueling, fast-paced practices.

The high school senior also hears the good things about the Cats from close family friend and current Wildcat Lamar De Rego.

"I catch up with him every once in a while and he always tells me how much he likes it up there," Bush-Loo said. "They're really going to take care of me up there. He tells me that if you really want to compete, that's the school to go to. Come play with the big boys in the big leagues."

Even though high school hasn't ended, Bush-Loo is already excited and waiting to be on the practice field for the first day of camp.

"I'm really excited to play with big time college football players," Bush-Loo said. "Hopefully I can excel in the drills. I want to come out the first day and do well. You have to do what you have to do out there on the field in order to get out on the field when it matters."

"The coaches tell me that I have big shoes to fill and I'm ready for it."

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