One of the best kept secrets for this recruiting class is defensive tackle Jonathan Kane (6-3, 290, 5.05) from Honolulu (Hawai’i) Kamehameha. Defensive tackle is one of the hardest positions to fill and that is one of the reasons this talented defensive linemen has seen his stock rise since September 1st.
Kane has received phone calls from Nebraska, Cal, Oregon State, Washington, BYU and Utah.
“I have had a lot of calls,” Kane said. “But I haven’t been able to take many of them because I am usually at practice when they call.”
“I have talked two schools,” Kane said. “Oregon State and Colorado and both schools have offered me.”
Kane has also attended a couple of Hawai’i games so far this season.
Regarding the recruiting trail Kane is very open.
“I just want to take my time,” Kane said. “I just want to make the best overall choice for me.”
“Not just for football,” Kane said. “But I’m going to make a choice also based on academics and life in general.”
There are many reasons why Kane’s recruitment is beginning to take shape. He is a very versatile defensive lineman. He can play on the nose in a 3-4 set or tackles on a four man front defense.
“I play on the nose because Coach (Kanani) Souza can count on me,” Kane said. “He can count on me even when I’m tripled teamed.”
When Kane plays away from center and isn’t triple teamed he has a great up field push and can put one a good pass rush from the defensive tackle spot.
Kane earned all-league as a junior.
Kane is your typical Hawaiian big man. He moves well for a big guy and he has great strength.
“Jonathan is a big strong kid,” Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza said in an earlier interview with Rivals.com. “He’s pretty quick off the ball, but his greatest asset is his strength.”
Kane is strong indeed. His bench 335 and he squats over 500 pounds.
“Jonathan is very hard to handle for a high school offensive lineman,” Souza said. “He plays the run exceedingly well, but he can also move the pile up field.”