Sought prospect talks recruiting, 'Coach Joe'

ONE OF THE more intriguing prospects coming out of Hawaii in the 2013 class has been quietly racking up the offers – his full-ride list now numbers in the double-digits. One of those offers is from Washington State and he's formed a tight bond with the Cougar coach recruiting him.

WSU area recruiter and d-line coach Joe Salave'a has made an impact on Honolulu's Kamalei Correa. The Cougs were the second program to offer him after hometown Hawaii.

"With Washington State, I have a really good connection with Coach Joe," said Correa. "He's telling me they're going to build a good defense. I haven't really gotten to see them play much, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what they're like this year with Coach Mike there now."

CORREA IS LISTED by as a 3-star DT prospect at 6-3, 240, and the No. 8 DT prospect in the West.

His projected position varies, however, depending on the 11 offering schools, he tells CF.C . All told, he's being recruited at the three-technique, five-technique and outside linebacker. WSU is recruiting him at the five-technique or OLB.

Correa plays at perennial powerhouse St. Louis High, the same school that produced Jason Gesser.

CORREA HOLDS 11 OFFERS including six from the Pac-12 -- Washington State, Arizona, ASU, Colorado, Oregon State, Utah, Hawaii, Boise State, San Diego State, Boise State, Kansas and Wyoming.

"It won't be an easy decision. I want to take all five of my official trips and then I'll take some time to discuss it with my family, I'm not going to decide for a while," said Correa.

Correa was named second team all-league and third team all-state as a junior.

He is also a standout basketball player for St. Louis.

Click here for Correa's junior highlight reels.

Kamalei Correa profile

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