Hawaii high school football players can participate in a football combine on Maui next month, according to Rob Paulele, one of the organizers.
It’s called the Hawaii Gridiron Classic and participants will have their skills assessed and measurables scored and the information will be shared with potential college recruiters.
Paulele is the offensive coordinator for new coach Mike Fanoga at Waianae.
The combine is being run by All Poly Sports and it will be held April 5 and 6 at King Kekaulike High School.
A players’ combine data will be shared with an All Poly coaches network in the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, Mountain West, Conference USA, and Big Sky as well as coaches in NCAA Divisions II and III and the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The All Poly staff, led by director of football operations Alema Te’o, will be spearheading the combine.
Fanoga, a fomer collegiate coach at many stops, will also be part of the combine along with other former collegiate coaches Phil Magbanua (UCLA), and Aleki Pascua (Portland State) and former University of Utah player D’Shaun Crockett.
Five with NFL connections will be involved in running the combine:
>> Toniu Fonoti (former San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, University of Nebraska and Kahuku High player)
>> Lauvale Sape (former Buffalo Bills, University of Utah and Leilehua High player)
>> Leonard Peters (former UH and Kahuku player with NFL practice squad experience)
>> Gary Cablayan (speed evaluation at NFL Combine)
>> Khary Darlington (current Carolina Panthers scout)
The combine portion of the two-day event is April 5 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Skill development will be April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon.
To register, go to allpolysports.com.