It is almost a given that every year Hawai'i supplies the college football ranks with big guys who can get the job done on either side of the ball.
Once again the Aloha state does not disappoint as offensive lineman/defensive end Matthew Masifilo (6-3, 265, 4.8) from `Ewa Beach (Hawai'i) Campbell has already racked up ten offers and the prevailing wisdom more offers are on the way.
Masifilo played primarily offensive line as a junior and earned second-team all-league honors.
The talented lineman has offers on the table from Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Houston, San Diego State, UNLV, Nevada, Boise State and Hawai'i.
Masifilo is also being heavily recruited by Tennessee, Arizona, Washington, and Colorado.
"Matthew is a very well-rounded athlete who participates in several activities such as the Science Fair, Drug Free Schools Program, No Child Left Behind and programs like that," Campbell coach Tumoana Kenessey said. "He's a special young man and whoever gets him will be one lucky college."
"Matthew brings all aspects you want in a football player" Kenessey said. "He's very knowledgeable and he can play all five offensive line positions."
"Matthew has great explosiveness, great feet and great technique," Kenessey said. "He gets downfield in a hurry making blocks."
"Matthew has a lot of upside and has the work ethic to fulfill that upside," Kenessey said. "He pushes himself to the limit. Many times we have to slow him down."
Masifilo proves Kenessey's statement. His current bench is 350, his squat is already D-I like at 600-pounds and his vertical is 31-inches. He also recorded a 4.48 shuttle.
What is Masifilo looking for in a school?
"First off my comfort level will be most important," Masifilo said. "If the comfort is there then I will look at the school's academics are almost as important as comfort."
"The team's depth chart is also important because I would like to play as soon as possible," Masifilo said. "A stable coaching staff will also be important but I understand that college football is a business and the guys who recruited could be gone before I graduate."
"I was Stanford's junior day and it was very interesting how they are able to get their student-athletes to maintain high academic excellence and still compete successfully in a BCS Conference," Masifilo said. "I'm not thinking of making a commitment until I see other schools. I'm going to try narrowing my list of schools down to five by the start of our season."