Bruins In On Hawaii Lineman

UCLA has already gone to the Islands to get one verbal commitment from the Class of 2006, and they are showing a strong interest in the top prospect in the state and one of the elite offensive lineman in the West...

UCLA has stocked up on offensive lineman for the class of 2006, likely to take a commitment from an offered lineman only if they are elite.

One of those elite lineman is Mililani (Hawaii) High lineman Micah Kia (6-5, 305), who recently was named the #2 offensive lineman in the West by

UCLA has received a commitment from the Islands already this spring when Dylan Rush committed to the Bruins and receivers coach Dino Babers continues to make some headway in Hawaii.

"UCLA is a school I want to visit and I have a lot of interest in. I'd like to play in the Pac-10 if I can and I am hearing a lot from them and they said they could offer me," said Kia.

Along with the Bruins, Kia's primary interest is coming from Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Hawaii. His older brother Aaron signed with the Warriors in February.

"I've gotten offered by Hawaii, Utah, Oregon State and Arizona," said Kia. "UCLA, UNLV, Arizona State, Colorado, and Oregon are other schools I've gotten a lot of interest from, but they haven't offered yet."

Kia said he was wide open at this time, but that his favorites were those that had offered, and those close to offering. And while the allure of playing with his brother at Hawaii is strong, Kia said he'd like to try his hand in the Pac-10.

The top lineman in Hawaii this season, Kia finds himself behind only Bellevue's Steve Schilling for top honors in the West amongst offensive lineman.

At the Combine in Hawaii this Spring, he clocked a 5.4 forty and reportedly is very strong in pass protection.

Academically, Kia holds a 3.7 GPA.

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