Hawaii standout camps at Nebraska

In the 1990s at Nebraska it was not uncommon to see multiple players from Hawaii on the Nebraska Cornhusker roster. Nebraska has started recruiting the islands again and its paying off. Over the second session a TE/DE attended all three days of the Nebraska camp. What did he think about his performance and Nebraska?

Summer is the time for a little travel and Keoni Bush-Loo has done his fair share of it. The TE/DE from Honolulu (Hi.) Kamehameha has been making the rounds recently.

"Right now I am in Colorado," Bush-Loo said. "I was at Nebraska before Colorado. We have been traveling quite a bit. I left Nebraska yesterday.

"I was there for all three days, the whole session. I think that I did pretty good. They moved me around. I played some tight end, fullback, defensive end and linebacker."

After seeing Bush-Look work out at at least four positions it seems that the Husker staff settled on a position that they liked him the most.

"They said that they like me really as a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end. But, they did say that they like me as a tight end too."

While Nebraska likes him on defense personally he feels like he's better on offense. He has been playing tight end the longest and that's really why he feels he's best there. He's still open to play wherever a school says is best.

"I think that I am good at tight end. This will be my third year playing the position so I am most comfortable playing there, but anything that will get me on the field that wants me is fine."

The Nebraska interest for Bush-Loo up until he came to camp has been mostly in the form of written letters. He thinks that will pick up some now following his performance at camp.

"It has mostly been letters. When I was up there, geez, the coaches were all over me. The camera was on me on every drill I went through. A coach took me through a tour. I saw all the facilities and met some players. I also spoke to Bo Pelini."

Bush-Loo said that he was measured and weighed in while he was in Lincoln. He said that he did not receive a 40-yard dash time from the staff, but typically he runs in a particular range.

"I measured in at 6-foot-4 and 238-pounds, I think. I didn't get my 40 time when I was up there, but I usually run like in the 4.7-4.8 range."

After the visit Bush-Loo is touting Nebraska as his top school for his services. He knows that it's miles and miles away from his home, but the people of Nebraska really made him feel welcome.

"Right now I think that Nebraska is my number one. They are recruiting me pretty hard. It's really beautiful there. It's not home, but it's like home. The people are nice there, the local people, I really liked it up there."

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