It seems every year Hawaii can always boast about having some of the top linemen in the West region. This year is no exception and one player drawing plenty of early attention is Honolulu (Hawaii) Damien defensive lineman Haku Correa.
Correa, 6-1, 250 pounds played both inside and outside this past season and could play either spot in college as well. He has the frame to easily bulk up in to a tackle in a few years and athletically, tackle is probably where he projects best at.
As a junior, Correa earned 2nd team all-state honors after totaling 78 tackles and 12 sacks. The athlete is very aggressive, has a great motor and is naturally strong. He's the kind of player that you can envision growing into a monster specimen once he gets locked in to a college weight room a few years down the line.
On the recruiting front, Correa is up to four scholarship offers and said three schools sit at the top of his list.
"Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona and San Diego State have all offered," Correa said. "I'm also hearing a lot from Washington, Oregon, Boston College and Maryland. Right now, Arizona, Hawaii and Colorado are my favorite schools although I have no plans to make an early decision.
"I want to keep all my options open to see who else recruits me but I like the coaches at Arizona a lot and I know I want to visit there. Hawaii is the local school and Colorado was one of the first to offer me so that's why I like all three of those schools right now."
Academically, Correa is carrying a 2.9 GPA and he'll be attending the NIKE Camp at Stanford in May.