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Hawaiian big man demands attention

The Hawaiian Islands are one of the country's most desired destination areas. The Islands have stunning natural beauty and the color their ocean waters from the sky can take your breath away.
The Hawaiian Islands also are known for rather large and tough football players and because of that Hawai'i a destination for D-I coaches.
Perhaps the Island best draw for college coaches this season will be Solomon Koehler (6-3, 315, 4.9) from Kaneohe (Hawai'i) Castle.
Koehler can really move for a big guy he has been timed in the 40 at 4.9 hand held and 5.1 electronically.
No wonder there are coaches on the mainland booking flights to Oahu.
"Solomon is oozing with potential," Castle coach Nelson Maeda said. "He has a frame where he can packed on another 40-pounds without a problem and not lose a step.
"Solomon is also very strong he just came back from a combine and I think he benched 225-pounds, 33 times," Maeda said. "I'm not sure if he has any offers yet, but there are a lot of schools showing him interest.
"As a matter of fact, Solomon has drawn more college attention than any other player we have had here at Castle."
One of the interesting things about Solomon is he played primarily on offense, but could project on the defensive side of the ball in college.
"Solomon will play both ways for us this fall," Maeda said. "He is too good of an athlete to sit on the bench. A lot of colleges are looking at Solomon as a defensive tackle so they are looking forward to see him play on defense."
Though Maeda was sure if Koehler had any offers but sources confirm that he has offers from Arizona, Colorado and possibly Washington.
The talented big man is already getting legitimate interest from USC, UCLA, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Notre Dame, and Texas Tech.
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