Auwae Is Taking His Time

Three-star Hawaii offensive tackle was initially planning to commit next month, but is now planning to wait until after the season...

Hawaii is a state known for producing top tier offensive and defensive linemen. The class of 2015 is loaded with big time prospects. Breiden Fehoko, Canton Kaumatule, Fred Ulu-Perry, Semisi Uluave, and Rex Manu may be headlining the class, but there are a handful of other talent big men on the Islands this year. Viliamu Auwae (Amu) was a revelation at the All Poly Camp this June. Kapolei High School had a few stout prospects camping in Utah this summer, but Auwae may have been the best. He was one of the best looking prospects at the entire camp. A few schools noticed him at All-Poly and he has started to pull in offers since early this summer.

“I currently have a few offers,” Auwae claimed. “I have offers from BYU, Nevada, and Utah State right now, but have interest from some other schools. I am really just trying to focus on my season and get some wins for Kapolei. As far as recruiting goes, I was initially going to try to make up my mind by October, but that doesn’t seem likely now. I’d like to take all my visits with my mom and then decide after that.”

Auwae’s Thoughts On His Offers

BYU: “BYU is showing a lot of interest in me right now. They are a great school, with a great program and a great coaching staff. I took a visit there and enjoyed what BYU has to offer.”

Nevada: “Nevada was my first offer and they are a great school as well. I have friends who go there as well and they give me feedback about Nevada and how great the experience is.”

Utah State: “I haven’t been there, but many of the people from Hawaii told me that they have the best facilities in Utah. It is a family oriented program, and I like that.”

Auwae doesn’t have a dream school, but he has his eyes on a few schools that would he’d love to land offers from.

“I didn’t grow up dreaming about playing at any one school,” Auwae explained. “I do really like Wisconsin, Oregon, Colorado, and Ohio State. Hopefully, my game tape is impressive and I can land a few more offers. I’d like to have as many offers as I can get.”

It’s clear when watching Auwae on tape that he is just scratching the surface of his potential. He was originally a tight end, but has been moved to offensive tackle and defensive end. He has good footwork and speed, and does a nice job getting down field. He is also a road grader that is tough to disengage once he attaches. If Auwae continues to improve his strength, he could emerge as one of the better prospects to come out of Hawaii this year.

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