Sophomores and Juniors Star
at the Aloha Dome!
Saint Louis HS produced multiple standouts at the first ever Honolulu Combine.
Duke Bukoski took home the
Overall MVP. The 5'11.5 194 lb junior had tremendous athleticism, jumping a 9'3 on the broad along with a 35.5 inch
vertical, 4.31 shuttle run and 4.6 40. Bukoski also starred during 1 on 1's,
grabbing a number of difficult passes. He is a terrific prospect at WR.
Bukoski's teammate Marcus
Mantola had a day for the ages, taking home an unprecedented three awards.
Manota won the Combine King, QB MVP and Fastest Man, something that has never
been done to our knowledge. An elite prospect at 6'2.5 183, Mariota had a 30.5
inch vertical, 9'6 broad jump, ran a 4.24 shuttle, 4.48 40 and put on a clinic
during 1 on 1's. Manota zipped the ball right into his receivers' hands, moved
very well, had a strong arm and an impressive IQ. I would be shocked to see a
dual threat QB like this get overlooked.
Word of Life Academy's Juda
Parker was the top OL. He was athletic for a big man (8'7 broad jump/4.51
shuttle) and simply didn't budge during 1 on 1's. At 6'1.5 238, he is quick and
strong enough to make a major difference anywhere.
Visa Thach, a sophomore out
of Auburn Mountainside HS in the state of Washington,
was a surprise participant in Hawaii,
but nobody was shocked to see him win an award. Thach, powerfully built at 5'7
223, won the FB MVP after bench pressing 155 lbs 31 times, running a 4.61
shuttle and wowing our coaches during the individual period. We are really high
on Thach. Very few, if any, sophomore skill position players are built like
Noah "Randy Moss" Makainai
took home the WR MVP award and deservingly so. The James B. Castle HS standout
had a 35 inch vertical, 8'8 broad jump, ran a 4.34 shuttle, 4.60 40 and was
able to juke the defenders during 1 on 1's. His ability to get open and shake a
defender is second to none.
The talent in Hawaii proves yet again why big things can come in small
packages (or Islands)