One thing you can always count on from the Aloha State of Hawai'i is linemen who can flat out play. One of the best from Islands this year is defensive end is Aaron Tipoti (6-3, 250) from Honolulu (Hawai'i) Word Of Life Academy.
"Aaron has great intensity and is very aggressive," Word Of Life Academy coach Joe Onosai said. "He wasn't on the radar early because he was injured his junior season.
"It was good that a lot of coaches were able to see Aaron at the Just Win Camp this past summer because he is really a very good defensive player.
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Tipoti currently has four offers on the table from Arizona, San Diego State, UNLV and home state Hawai'i.
"Aaron is getting a ton of attention outside of his offers," Onosai said. "Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado, Nebraska to name a few are showing a lot interest. Basically the whole Pac 10.
"Aaron is doing really well this season, but he's a marked man and teams are staying away from him," Onosai said. "When we line him up on the right, the offense runs to the left and when we line him up to the left, they run right. Maybe we should line him up on the nose.
"Aaron is also playing some tight end for us, but he will play defensive end on the college level," Onosai said. "He's a pretty good all around athlete who leads are basketball team in scoring and rebounds. He's also throws the shot and discus in track.
"The thing about Aaron is he never stops and has great motor that runs whistle to whistle.
"Right now I think that Aaron is setting up visits to Arizona and UNLV," Onosai said. "He will hold off on the others until after the season to see what other colleges are going to do.