Three-star defensive end Kalani Aldrich (6-7, 250, 4.9) from Hilo (Hawai'i) Kamehameha is living up to his reputation as one of the Aloha State's finest players though his team is off to a slow start.
In three games, Aldrich and his Kamehameha teammates are 1-2 but that doesn't reflect the fine season that he is personally having.
In three games, though he gets double and sometimes tripled teamed on every play, Aldrich has racked up 21 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks and one fumble recovery.
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Aldrich is also starting both ways for his senior season as he also lines up as an offensive tackle.
The Arizona Wildcats are his most recent offer joining Oregon, Washington, UNLV, Utah, and Colorado.
Aldrich has already set up his first official visit.
"The first trip I'm going to take is to Washington on December 2nd," Aldrich said. "That is the only visit I have marked down at this time."
"I'm thinking about taking an unofficial visit to Utah," Aldrich said. "I have already taken unofficial visits to Oregon and Oregon State."
"I'm going to wait on the making the rest my visits so I'm keeping my options open," Aldrich said. "You only get five so I want to make sure I take the right ones."
The scouting report on Aldrich is he has very quick first-step off the ball and has outstanding athleticism. He's also very aggressive and physical. The prevailing wisdom is once he gets the coaching and experience the sky is the limit for Aldrich.
Aldrich racked up 40 tackles, eight sacks and one interception. His interception showed off his athleticism and his potential. He first blocked the pass, then he caught the ball, and then raced 50-yards to score a touchdown.
There many defensive linemen who get the opportunity to score a touchdown. Even less who end up picking off a pass returning it 50-yards for a score.
Aldrich made the Rivals.com Hawaii top 20 for the class of 2007landing as the Aloha State's No. 9 prospect at any position.