Hawaii has got some competition for 2017 football recruiting prospect Morris Unutoa.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Kapaa offensive lineman has received a total of five scholarship offers according to a student athlete advisor and coach at Kapaa. Joining Hawaii in offering Unutoa are Brigham Young, Colorado, Washington State and Vanderbilt.
Unutoa’s father of the same name spent seven seasons in the NFL playing 86 games at center for the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills from 1996 to 2002. He played his college ball at BYU.
The younger Unutoa played an important role in helping Kapaa advance to its first appearance in the Division II state title game last season, losing 30-16 to Radford. Unutoa started at left tackle for the Warriors, who were undefeated entering the game.
Unutoa took an unofficial visit with his father to Utah last fall and was visited by Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich earlier this year.