Defensive Coordinator Kevin Lempa
Quentin Lake is a three-star recruit who had flown under the radar until just recently. Nevada was the first school to offer, followed by San Jose State and now Hawaii. He is also drawing interest from a handful of Power-5 schools. He has made an early offseason impression with his man-to-man cover skills and overall athleticism.
Lake is a legacy of UCLA, where his father starred and went on to play for over a decade in the NFL. Carnell Lake is now an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Quentin Lake hails from a prominent football high school in Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Lake was the second recruit from the school to land an offer from Hawaii after linebacker Faavae Faavae.
“Lake is a big corner, pushing 6-2 but showed nice short area quickness, the ability to break and close on the ball and solid man on man cover skills.
“The younger Lake has a safety frame but moves around well enough to play corner and can play at the high BCS level. Add what he did in pads last season and there's no doubt the kid can play,” - Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins
“I was excited because I know one of my buddies from my school also received a scholarship from (Hawaii) too,” Lake said. “He said good things about them so I was excited they were giving me a scholarship as well.”
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