Honolulu (Haw.) Punahou defensive end Luke Kaumatule is one of the top defensive ends in the west and the top ranked prospect in the state of Hawaii.
Kaumatule isn't in a rush to make a decision and is interested in each of the schools on his list.
"All of the schools are even for me right now," said Kaumatule. "I want to wait to make any decisions until after I have taken visits."
Every prospect from Islands has to deal with the fact that unless they stay home at Hawaii, they will be a plane flight away from home. Kaumatule, who has family in California and Utah, talked about how much distance will factor into his decision.
"We'll see how much of a big deal it is and how I feel about each school when I visit them," said Kaumatule.
While the 6'7" 248lbs junior isn't sure where he will end up, he does know the one factor that will have the largest impact on his choice.
"The most important factor is academics," said Kaumatule.
Based on his commitment to academics, it should be no surprise which program has already locked up one of his official visits.
"I am not sure about all of my visits right now," said Kaumatule. "I am pretty sure that one of them will be to Stanford."
Kaumatule plays both tight end and defensive end for Punahou, but college coaches have been pretty unanimous in where they see him playing at the next level.
"All of the schools are recruiting me as a defensive end," said Kaumatule.
In addition to Kaumatule, Punahou has another highly ranked defensive end in junior DeForest Buckner. Kaumatule talked about what it is like to play with such a talented player opposite him.
"We always compete and push each other, we make each other better," said Kaumatule. "It is exciting that we could possibly play together, but we will make our own decisions down the road."