Oregon is in the game for the services of Roosevelt’s Kaeo Akana.
The Ducks made a scholarship offer to the junior defensive end on Tuesday. Oregon is the eighth offer on the list for Akana, who is 6 feet, 3.5 inches tall and 205 pounds.
“Oregon is a different offer. It’s always been a dream school ever since we were little. We always were watching them when Marcus (Mariota) was playing there,” Akana said. “The coaches are really nice and really helpful. Really cool.”
Oregon is the sixth Pac-12 Conference program to make an offer to Akana. Assistant coach Joe Salavea and Akana communicated on Twitter.
“It was, like, two weeks ago. He said, ‘What’s up, Kaeo?’ I said, ‘What’s up, Coach?’ I didn’t know they were going to offer. They had a Zoom meeting with me and my parents (today) at 12:20 (p.m.),” Akana said.
The head coach, Mario Cristobal, and a few other assistant coaches were on the call. Oregon is noteworthy, of course, for having perhaps the finest football facility in the country. It’s nice, but Akana doesn’t consider that a major factor.
“It doesn’t matter. I will be there, wherever I go, to play football,” Akana said.
California and Oregon State has been in contact with Akana via text recently.
“It’s a lot, a lot of texting to do,” he said.
Akana and his Trench Dawgz crew ran their daily run at 6:45 a.m. in Pauoa. There will be a bench-press session later in the afternoon.
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