Darren Andrews has been making a name for himself on both sides of the ball this off-season but even he was surprised last week when his first offer came through.
"I got my first offer from Hawaii last week and I'm just going to keep on going from there," Andrews said.
"It was kind of a shocker and a surprise. I know of the team and I know the college but I hadn't been getting letters from them so it was quite a surprise."
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The La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat two-way standout shined last weekend at the Passing Down SoCal 7on7 Regional at Fullerton College at wide receiver.
His speed is impressive and cornerbacks had a difficult time keeping pace with him. Hawaii offered him at cornerback but at the Passing Down tournament he was solely focused on his offense.
That versatility is something college coaches seem to like about the 5-foot-10, 160-pound recruit.
"They said they like my speed but they also like my stick and my footwork," Andrews said.
"They think I can play at that level. If I keep those aspects of my game up to par I should be good."
Interest has also starting to pick up for Andrews, who said he's hearing from Arizona State, Oregon State and UCLA. He was listed as one of the top performers at the recent Passing Down tournament.