Before the holidays four-star offensive lineman Micah Kia (6-5, 295, 5.2) from Miliani, Hawai'i has narrowed his college choice to five schools. They were UCLA, Oregon State, Washington, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Over a nine day period, Kia visited the campuses of Tennessee, Oklahoma and UCLA. The field of schools is now down to two and a decision is imminent.
"My recruitment is going good," Kia said. "I've had Oregon State and UCLA in my house."
"Oklahoma was scheduled to come in the house, but they won't now," Kia said. "I declined offers from Oregon State, Washington and Oklahoma."
"It is down to UCLA and Tennessee," Kia said. "I will not take any more trips."
"Both schools have great programs and are great schools," Kia said. "I like the coaches and I enjoyed the people at both schools."
"I haven't made up mind yet," Kia said. "But I will have an answer soon. I will make my mind up sometime this week."
It will be nervous time for fans of both UCLA and Tennessee until a decision is made. Kia said the decision could come forth at anytime this week.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com, Mililani Coach James Millwood had the following to say about his talented lineman.
"Micah offers speed, size and strength as an offensive lineman. He's just about what you would design for an offensive lineman."
Kia also has good football bloodlines. His father was an outstanding football and his brother Aaron Kia signed with the University of Hawai'i this past February.
Kia is an outstanding student who wants to go into sports medicine as a major.
As a junior, Kia earned all-league and all-state (HM).
Kia was a member of the Rivals.com Rivals250 for the class of 2006. He rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 12 offensive tackle prospect.
Kia also made the Rivals.com preseason Hawaii Top 15 team and landed as the Aloha State's No. 1 prospect at any position.