September 22, 2010

Koa Ka'ai moves Ducks up after visit

The state of Hawaii produced over 30 FBS recruits last year and although this years' in-state talent doesn't appear to be as deep, the Oregon Ducks are already making their presence felt in the Pacific. Talented dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota gave his verbal commitment to the Ducks in June and now the Ducks have their eye on another Hawaiian prospect.

Saturday the Ducks hosted three star defensive end Lake Koa Ka'ai from Honolulu, Hawaii. Koa Ka'ai is a talented defensive presence that is ranked the fourth best prospect in the state by Rivals. At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds Koa Ka'ai has the frame to add enough size to play inside if needed but is currently being recruited at defensive end by most programs. He is a strong player with a good burst to help him come off the edge in pass rush and does a good job of occupying space against the run. With over a dozen offers including Cal, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Stanford, and Oregon the three-star prospect has plenty of options. Koa Ka'ai spoke with Duck Sports Authority recently to talk about his visit and get his assessment of Oregon.

"My trip was pretty awesome. My trip was great. I had a really good time," stated Koa Ka'ai. "I learned a lot about the school and the culture of football at Oregon so I thought it was real good."

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