Hawaii a "special offer" for Arizona linebacker Kyle Soelle

Kyle Soelle, one of five Saguaro High Schoolers with offers to Hawaii, discusses what he thinks of UH and his overall recruitment.

Scottsdale (Arizona) Saguaro outside linebacker Kyle Soelle has jumped from no offers to seven offers within the last two months, and it was all kickstarted by an offer from Hawaii. San Jose State, Nevada, UNLV, Army, San Diego State and Colorado State have all added to the list since.

“It’s been really crazy,” Soelle said. “I had to transfer due to family problems and a hardship. It’s been crazy this spring it’s going to amp up even more and I’m really excited and looking forward to it all.”

Soelle has also been receiving interest from in-state powers Arizona and Arizona State - he has unofficially visited both schools. But the linebacker says that the Hawaii offer remains in the back of his mind due to UH being the very first to pull the trigger.

“They were also my first offer, so it stays at heart a lot,” Soelle said. “It’s always in the back of my mind. It’s a special one in my mind.”

Getting a chance to unofficially visit UH will be a challenge and grow that interest will be a challenge due to location, however.

“That’s the only tough part, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to visit due to its location of course,” Soelle said. “But we’ll see in the future.”

UH linebackers coach Sean Duggan is his primary recruiter. Soelle said the two keep in close contact.

When it comes to his school of choosing, academics is one of Soelle’s highest priorities. He is especially in search of a school with a good business program.

The Arizona prospect plays both tight end and outside linebacker, though most schools, including Hawaii, are recruiting him as a linebacker. Last year he had 21 tackles and 3.5 sacks on offense with 37 receptions for 334 yards and a touchdown on offense.

He is currently listed at 6-foot-4 and 220 lbs.

“I really like to come off the edge and blitz the passer,” Soelle said. “I feel like I get to the quarterback quickly and they don’t have time to make reads or anything. But I can also drop back into coverage really well. I consider myself an all-around athlete and I have an overall great game. Some schools say I could play either way, but I’m primarily at outside linebacker.

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