The Hawaiian Islands is home for an outstanding two-way player. This outstanding athlete was selected all-conference on both sides of the ball as a defensive and offensive lineman. He was also selected second-team all-state as an offensive lineman.
The player in question is Max Unger (6-5, 280, 5.2) from Kamuela (Hawaii) Hawaii Prep.
On the defensive side of the ball from his defensive tackle spot Unger racked up 50 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and four sacks. As impressive as his performance was as a defender, he projects as an offensive tackle or guard on the next level.
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Though Unger plays on the big island of Hawaii, not known as a football hotbed like Oahu, he still has garnered two offers from Pac10 schools.
Unger has offers from Oregon and Oregon State. He is going to go on a tour this summer and take unofficial visits to Colorado where he will attend the Buffalo four-day camp next week.
Then he will head out East and visit the campuses of Wisconsin, Boston College, and Brown before he returns West for his unofficial visits to Oregon and Oregon State. In all Unger will be on the road for two and half weeks.
No school has the lead and Unger is keeping his options open.
Unger is a hard worker who is working on his speed with speed guru Tim Powers. Powers cut his teeth in Texas before moving to Hawaii.
Unger is not bad in the weight room. His bench is 275 and his squat is 425.
What does Unger want in a school?
“I want to go to a school that fits my personality,” Unger said. “”The most important thing is to get my degree.”
“Football wise I’m going to look at the feel of the program,” Unger said. “I want a nice and smooth transition from high school to college.”