Latu visits Oregon State; 2 trips planned

Kahuku's Hirkley Latu, shown pressuring Mililani quarterback McKenzie Milton last season, enjoyed his official recruiting visit to Oregon State last week. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku’s Hirkley Latu, shown pressuring Mililani quarterback McKenzie Milton last season, enjoyed his official recruiting visit to Oregon State last week. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku’s Hirkley Latu enjoyed his official visit to Oregon State last week, according to his father, Peni Latu.

Latu is being recruited as a hybrid linebacker/strong safety, Peni Latu said. Hirkley has official visits lined up to Utah State this week and BYU next week.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Latu was an outside linebacker for the part Red Raiders’ Division I state championship team and made the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State first team. As a junior, he was a defensive back.


“He felt at home with the Oregon State players and loved the coaches and what they have set up for academic assistance,” Peni Latu said about his son, who has offers from seven schools. The others are Cal, Hawaii, Utah and Washington State.


Hirkley’s sister Milika is married to Tuli Wily-Matagi, the former Kahuku quarterback now playing tight end at Oregon State.


It certainly doesn’t hurt the Beavers’ chances of getting Latu, with family already there.

According to one source, 6-foot-4, 220-pound Red Raiders defensive end Bradlee Anae enjoyed his official trip to Vanderbilt so much last week that he stayed longer than he intended and cancelled an official trip to Virginia. The source said Anae is planning to take more trips in the near future. He also has offers from BYU and Utah.

COMMENTS

  1. Tutu Kane Ale January 21, 2016 8:57 pm

    You almost there Hirkley,..like it’s all about football family already established and the follow behind me only makes it honest and inspiring and like the land of the Big BX has more to offer you especially with your profile meaning you going to get bigger, faster, and matured and I’m sure you’ll have less distraction academically;..good luck, enjoy, and god bless you and yours.


  2. Paper Crane January 22, 2016 11:38 pm

    Hirkley, the door is wide open at Oregon State and if you look only so closely you’ll notice UHawaii is not in your best interest to feel comfortable acadamically or athletically, so go forward and follow the flight of the ducks like they’ll offer you more then if you stay at home.

    Good luck, best wishes, and god bless you in all your future endeavors;..you never regret OS and you’ll enjoy the lifestyle too,..definitely.


  3. Tutu Kane Ale January 23, 2016 2:02 am

    Looks like most commenteers are for offensive stand outs only like if you notice the results of this written article like only 2 comments so that’s spells out that Hawaii has no place for you
    young man so don’t waste your time and go where you can excel and mature into a stand alone athlete like prove it to yourself, your team and your family and friends;…like you deserve more and Oregon State will offer you that;…truthfully you won’t be comfortable at home.


  4. amela January 26, 2016 7:37 pm

    You’ll have more friends and family watching you here if you stay home, Go Warriors!


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