Commitment Impact: Micah Kapoi

The sixth offensive linemen in the 2014 recruiting class, Kapolei (HI) offensive lineman Micah Kapoi has the potential to open another recruiting pipeline for the Badgers while helping to rebuild the depth on the offensive line. Badger Nation examines the impact.

Committed Over: Micah Kapoi flipped his verbal commitment from Hawaii to Wisconsin. He also claimed an offer from Weber State.

Rated: Kapoi is currently ranked a two-star prospect by Scout.com.

On Film: Kapoi is a definite interior offensive lineman at the next level, and could play center in college. He's good sized, plays with good bend and is good in run blocking and solid in pass blocking. He'll need to improve his athleticism and ability to move and his quickness.

- National/West Coast Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman

Recruiting Impact: Wisconsin told Kapoi that they had two remaining spots available on the offensive line, so Kapoi quickly grabbed one of them before heading back to the Islands. One more committed player on the offensive line should get the Badgers up the desired 15 scholarship players in the program. There are a handful of linemen still holding UW offers, but the two players appearing to still be interested is Kolton Miller and Frank Ragnow. Miller seems like a much bigger probability since he took an official to UW last weekend and T.J. Woods visited him in California this week.

Quotable: "Distance was not a big factor for me and I was really looking for a home and family atmosphere. Coach Andersen really makes you feel that and really takes care of the kids. He makes sure the coaches want to be there for the kids. I really appreciated that feeling of family he gave to me." – Kapoi.

Final Thought: Kapoi is going to be a guard at Wisconsin, projected to play on the interior with George Panos and Michael Deiter. Kapoi plays tough and knocks guys over, which has been Wisconsin football's M.O. for a number of years. Kapoi's strength is his run blocking, which fits in well with what the Badgers like to do. Just like getting kids to commit in Georgia and South Carolina, this could help Wisconsin develop a reputation in a new region that could lead to more successes down the road.

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