Aloha State prospect reacts to Cards offer

Three-star offensive lineman Sean Auwae discusses Louisville offer with Cardinal Authority

The University of Louisville reached out to a few of the top prospects Hawaii last week, including extending a scholarship offer to three-star offensive lineman Sean Auwae of Kapolei High.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Auwae, who is listed as the nation's No. 36 offensive guard prospect by Scout.com, has nearly reached double-digit offers, with Arizona State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Texas Tech and Utah among the growing list.

"I really do enjoy it," Auwae said of the recruiting process.

The Cardinals offer is the first beyond the Mountain West region, something that both surprised and excited Auwae, who added that distance won't be an issue.

"My reaction was just a shocker of how my name got out that far east," he explained. "Louisville is a great school for football and basketball. And I'm very interested in traveling east. There is no problem with location."

Auwae believes that his performance at the Opening regionals caught the attention of the Cardinals coaching staff.

"I think after winning the MVP at the opening regionals in LA I got noticed by them," he explained. "It was great. I just knew I wasn't flying up to LA to be quiet. My goal was to show up and compete with the best and show I'm up there."

Since extending the offer, U of L has remained in frequent contact. Auwae and Cardinals offensive line coach Chris Klenakis communication weekly.

"Coach K and I remain in contact," said Auwae. "I just got off the phone with him awhile ago. We talk once a week every Sunday. He said they are fired up on me."

With a rapidly growing list of schools expressing an interest, Auwae is remaining open to all and isn't in a rush to develop a list of favorites.

"Right now I'm considering all offers and won't be committing until after my senior season," he said.


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