Kahuku’s Reed commits to Virginia

Samson Reed of Kahuku gave an oral commitment to Virginia last weekend. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku defensive lineman Samson Reed gave his oral commitment to Virginia on Monday, according to the StreakingTheLawn.com website.

Reed is a 3-star recruit and is rated the No. 1 recruit in Hawaii by ESPN. He also has offers from Hawaii, Washington State, BYU, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State and UNLV.

From the StreakingTheLawn website:

“This isn’t the moon-like nose tackle that is the protoype for a 3-man front. Instead, Reed is the prototype for the ‘silverback’ role that new defensive line coach Vic Sooto has been promoting: strong, fast, penetrating defensive linemen who complement an aggressive blitzing scheme. Think a Wade Phillips 3-4, instead of a Romeo Crennel 3-4. Reed shows that fast-twitch explosiveness and motor. He’ll need to bulk up, even as a silverback, but definitely has the frame for it. He has the genes for it, too. His dad, Tanoai Reed, is the stunt double for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”

Reed has been a productive force on defense for the Red Raiders the last two seasons. He was part of the Kahuku Division I state championship team in 2015 and on the Open Division runner-up squad in 2016.

He will be a senior for new interim head coach Makoa Freitas this fall.

COMMENTS

  1. Education First June 28, 2017 1:33 pm

    Congrats! More great news for the local gridiron boys. UVA is a great academic school and Kahuku is showing everyone that elite athletic HS programs and a great education can go hand in hand. I signed up to be a ref just recently and hope to contribute to our youth in that way. Never played HS sports but was told at registration and on this board that it isn’t a problem. Anyone else who is interested should check it out.


  2. ??? June 28, 2017 6:58 pm

    Wonder if he would have gone to BYU if Bronco Mendenhal stayed there. Good luck kid!


  3. C-Pop June 29, 2017 8:10 am

    BYU Head coach Kalani Sitake is doing a good job with the program going into his second year, he has strong Laie/ Kahuku ties. Ex-BYU coaches currently on staff at Virginia, OC Robert Anae and RB coach Mark Atuaia are former Kahuku Red Raider stars. Sometimes young men want to travel even further from home.


  4. ??? June 29, 2017 9:37 am

    @Education First
    I really hope you’re joking about being a ref!! With your daily bashing of oia schools and kids academics “especially Kahuku”, you are the LAST person Hawaii needs in control of HS football games…
    Stick to keyboard football on your IPAD.


  5. Jon June 29, 2017 10:32 am

    Great Stuff! Love to read these types of stories. This article is for the boy. But since you put yourself out there, 1) Let the kids play. 2) Make sure you hold yourself, and your fellow colleagues accountable. Tired of seeing inconsistencies, and you all walk off with your pay checks. I don’t care if its peanuts, you sign up, do it right! This is part of the territory, best of luck with it…


  6. TooMeke June 29, 2017 10:35 am

    Congrats Samson! Slap M.A. one time for me please. HA!


  7. Education First June 29, 2017 2:32 pm

    ??? – bitter MUCH? I use an iPad but that beats what you do…..wait to use the next available PC at the State Library. Try hip hop dancing. It helps me wind down after work and the bus ride home.


  8. ??? June 30, 2017 10:38 am

    @education first
    Yeah we know, the SHORT Yellow Bus.


  9. Education First July 3, 2017 12:32 pm

    – ???: Short yellow bus? Wasn’t that your nickname at A+?


  10. Education First July 5, 2017 2:12 pm

    Education First June 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    Congrats! More great news for the local gridiron boys. UVA is a great academic school and Kahuku is showing everyone that elite athletic HS programs and a great education can go hand in hand. I signed up to be a ref just recently and hope to contribute to our youth in that way. Never played HS sports but was told at registration and on this board that it isn’t a problem. Anyone else who is interested should check it out.
    ——————————–
    I am pretty flattered that this imposter has been pretending to be me while I was away on vacation. Thank you very much!


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