Kapolei’s Kalani Vakameilalo has gotten the letters and phone calls.
He’s nearly an NCAA Clearinghouse qualifier, which is good news for more than 10 colleges that want his services as a football player. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive tackle is on the board as a target at schools in the Mountain West and all the way to the East Coast.
Among the scholarship offers: Arizona State, Boise State, Kansas, Nevada, Pitt, San Diego State, Washington State and Wyoming. There’s more; that’s just what Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez can remember off the top of his head.
The interest began to grow after Vakameilalo competed at the All-Poly and University of Michigan summer camps. Michigan, Hernandez added, is showing interest.