Salanoa Alo-Wily has played close to half a dozen positions since suiting up for Kahuku a few years ago. Wily started off as a running back, switched to linebacker and fullback, and has now grown into a defensive end and tackle. He has impressed at a few camps this summer and has picked up a few Pac-12 offers.
"It started at the PIAA Maximum Exposure camp at Mililani High School," Wily explained. "I went there and worked really hard. A lot of really good coaches were there working with me and helping me improve my technique and stuff. Colorado and Oregon State were really interested and at the end of the weekend they both offered me. That is big for me. I like the Pac-12 and think it's a good conference for me to play in. I also got an offer from Hawaii, which is great. I like any school that is interested in me."
Wily's diversity is what has schools interested in him. He is 6 feet 260 pounds right now, but can move like a running back. He is too quick for most offensive linemen and he has the strength of a classic nose tackle.
"I feel like I have a good blend of speed and strength," Wily claimed. "I need to keep improving, because I know college is a completely different game. I have focused on getting stronger this year. Most colleges want me as an inside guy, playing as a three-technique, so getting bigger is a priority."
At the All-Poly Camp in Utah, Wily showed his quickness chasing down running backs and quarterbacks the entire weekend. Wily was clearly undersized, but his motor and quick burst easily made up for that.
"I know I'm not the biggest guy in the world," Wily said. "But you can ask my teammates or coaches, I go all out on every single play. I never quit and never stop until the whistle blows. I think I will keep getting bigger, I have already put on a lot of muscle this offseason and feel like I could still add 20-30 more pounds."
If Wily could keep his speed at 290 pounds, he could turn into a force at the next level. He is unquestionably one of the best players and leaders on a Kahuku team that could surprise some people in Hawaii this fall.