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From: Lihue, Hawaii
Kekoa Crowell is from the Kaua'i Interscholastic Federation league which is made up of three teams; Kaua'i, Kapa'a, and the school Jordon Dizon is from, Waimea.
Crowell missed one and a half games last year with an injury to his throwing shoulder. In five and a half games, he passed for 1,050 yards, eight touchdowns, and five interceptions. Kaua'i finished the season at 5-3. This fall, they are 2-1 and he has passed for 600 yards, three touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Crowell was in attendance at the Hula Bowl Camp and that is where Colorado noticed him. "They offered me about a month after the camp," explained Crowell. "So I guess it was around June or July I got the offer from Colorado."
CU is his only offer, but according to his coach Kali'i Morgado, Arizona State, Washington, Nebraska, and schools from as far east as Princeton have all inquired about Crowell. "Kekoa has the size, skills, footwork, and mechanics that you want in a quarterback," said Coach Morgado. "But the biggest thing with him is is ability to read defenses and coverages."
Does Colorado like him at quarterback? "Colorado told me that they recruit a lot of quarterbacks and they like them to be athletes," said Crowell. "So if they told me if it doesn't work out at quarterback, I can play another position. But as far as I know, I would come in as a quarterback."
"I think Kekoa could be a receiver, free safety, or even a punter," added Coach Morgado. "He has the ability to play a variety of positions."
Off the field, Crowell's head coach is even more impressed with his team leader. "He is a great kid - he truly is. He is humble and just an overall great person. I have to fill out all of these character forms on him and I am sure schools think I am overdoing it when I speak of him, but I truly feel he is such a great kid."
Colorado is virtually the only school Crowell is considering right now. "Yeah, that is pretty much the case. They are the only school I can think of that I am interested in. I am most likely visiting there next weekend when they play Iowa State and if I like it, I will probably commit to play there. The only thing that has been holding me back from doing it yet is that I want to see the campus and see what the school is like. I have watched them play this year and they are a good team that seems like they are rebuilding."
The quarterback/athelete knows Jordon Dizon well. "We have always known of each other because our schools have always played. We have never been real close just because it has always been such a competitive relationship."
As it goes with any Hawaii player, CU linebackers coach and former native Hawaiian Brian Cabral is after Crowell for Colorado. "I have spoken a lot with him and also with Coach Shawn Watson. I guess Coach Watson is the one I really impressed at the Hula Bowl Camp."
The Buffalo Sports News will catch up with Kekoa after his Boulder visit to see if he indeed committed.
Crowell is fully qualified with a 3.3 core GPA and a 950 on his SAT. He would eventually like to get into Real Estate.