PIAA Combine Notebook I

HONOLULU - There were plenty of storylines coming out of Saturday's PIAA Combine at the Saint Louis School; here are a few of them. In Part One we talk to Jamel Tyler, Ryan Tuiasoa, Canton Kaumatule, Jeremy Tabuyo and Colton Goeas.

Jamel Tyler - The 5-foot-9, 155-pound athlete from Campbell is making the transition from offense to defense, and as such feels like he has to prove his worth on the mainland. He'll be attending the New England Elite Football Clinic July 5-7, and may attend Lauren's First and Goal camp in Ohio June 17th. Tyler will also definitely attend the Hawaii Junior Rank and All-Poly camps. With a 4.6 40 and 31-inch vertical jump ßduring the PIAA Combine, Tyler established himself as one of the top-10 fastest players in Hawaii, and his play during the one-on-ones - which included a pick and strip - showed that he's picking up the safety position quickly. There's a chance he may go to camps at USC, Washington and Washington State, he's been asked to camp at schools like Southern Illinois, Princeton and Cornell. The Salukis appear to be the closest to offering a scholarship at this point.

Ryan Tuiasoa - Playing in the shadow of top linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea, Tuiasoa will try and forge his own path on offense this fall for Punahou Head Coach Kale Ane. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Tuiasoa's 7.17 3-cone result put him in the top-20 all day at the PIAA combine with over 250 prospects taking place. He claims serious recruiting interest from schools like Arizona State and Utah, and Colorado, Kansas, Hawaii and UCLA are picking up interest. He has one standing offer so far, from Weber State. Tuiasoa is LDS, but told Scout.com he has no plans to serve a mission at this point. He will, however, camp at Arizona State in June, as well as Utah and Utah's All-Poly camp at Bountiful. He may also camp at BYU while he is in the Beehive State.

Canton Kaumatule - The younger brother of Stanford-bound Luke Kaumatule, the 6-foot-6, 259-pound Canton Kaumatule was one of the top edge rushers during the one-on-ones after the PIAA Combine. The scary part about it is that Canton will only be a sophomore for the Punahou Buff 'n Blue. He claims a verbal offer from UCLA already, and isn't sure but believes Hawaii has done the same - but there's one school that really has his attention right now; the Stanford Cardinal. In talking with Kaumatule, he'd like nothing better than to be able to join his older brother on The Farm, but with his GPA currently in the 'high 2.0's' according to Canton, he'll need to pick up the academics to make that dream a reality. What's even scarier for Pac-12 teams of the thought of the Kaumatule's together, they have a younger brother - Noah Falcoln - who is going into the sixth grade and could be better than all of them.

Jeremy Tabuyo - Tabuyo has been arguably the fastest prep football player in the islands for the last three years. I saw him run a legit 4.35 40 at Aloha Stadium two years ago, and his 4.43 electronically-timed 40 Saturday was not surprising either. The 6-foot, 180-pound Tabuyo is a blazer, pure and simple. He continues to have standing scholarship offers from Hawaii and Utah, but interest is coming strong from Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State and Kansas. He will be heading to the mainland for a SPARQ event in Oregon and will do the Nike camp June 10th in Eugene. He'll also take part in a half-day camp at Oregon State. Tabuyo is hopeful he'll be able to narrow things down at the end of summer, but wants to take some official visits before making his final decision. When asked what officials he feels confident he'll be taking, Tabuyo said Oregon, Washington State and Washington.

Colton Goeas - The linebacker/rush end from Saint Louis is a 6-foot-2, 241-pound athlete who has attracted serious attention from Pac-12 schools. According to Goeas, he has standing scholarship offers from UCLA, Arizona State, Army, Washington State and Hawaii, and said he feels Kansas may be close to offering as well. He's receiving serious interest from Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. He plans on going to the mainland for camps this summer, but needs to work on the schedule with his father - former NFL standout and current Saint Louis OL Coach Leo Goeas - before settling on which camps to attend. When asked if he has a favorite, Goeas mentioned UCLA, mentioning his relationship with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich as a key reason for tipping his hat the Bruins' way so far. He definitely plans to visit Westwood this summer.


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