Signing Day Capsule: Kanawai Noa

After previously-uncommitted Punahou teammate Semisi Uluave pulled the trigger earlier this morning, Kanawai Noa finally sent in his National Letter of Intent to Memorial Stadium.

"My greatest strength is probably my yards after catch." – Kanawai Noa

The Skinny on California signee Kanawai Noa from Mountain/Island Regional Analyst Doug Kimmel: Noa is not a burner, in terms of speed, but Cal will never have deficiency in perimeter speed. He is a guy that can play out of the slot and is a tremendous possession receiver. Noa has been running advanced routes at Punahou for years now, he comes in and out of his breaks crisply and wastes no movement on the football field. He is a reliable target that along with his crisp routes has strong hands.

Read more from Kimmel in his Commitment Analysis.

BT’s Take: Noa is one of the most productive wide receivers in the history of Hawaii prep football. Last season, he recorded 58 catches for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdown catches, adding three more scores as a kickoff and punt returner. Noa’s career numbers are mind-boggling. He’s hauled in 146 balls for 3,195 yards, with 34 receiving touchdowns and 37 total scores, averaging 127.8 yards per game and 21.9 yards per catch.

Noa is a dynamic playmaker from anywhere on the field, but he projects as a slot receiver. My prediction is that he takes over for Bryce Treggs on the inside, providing a speedy downfield threat that can create mismatches against linebackers and safeties with his speed. He’s a bit light at 175 pounds, but if he adds about 10 pounds to his 6-foot-1 frame, he could be very, very dangerous, particularly in a tempo offense.

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