The island paradise of Hawaii is known for its natural beauty and its aqua colored waters. In football circles the islands are known for their big and talented linemen.
Once again there is an offensive lineman who is making coaches from the mainland fly over the Pacific Ocean in hopes of landing him and the offensive lineman in question is Micah Kia (6-5, 295, 5.2) from Miliani, Hawaii.
The talented Kia has written offers from Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Washington, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico State.
Kia has verbal offers from UCLA, Oregon and Hawai'i.
As a junior, Kia earned all-league and all-state (HM). He currently benches 315-pounds.
Kia is a hardworking and dedicated student-athlete. Once the season is over he is hard at work to better his skills as a football player and to perform in the classroom. He is the kind of player who always does his best whether it is practice, playing in games or academics.
Kia also has good football bloodlines. His brother Aaron Kia signed with Hawai'i this past February.
Does Kia have any favorites?
"I'm really interested in UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State," Kia said. "I'm also interested in Hawai'i because it is close to home."
"It would be nice to play with my brother Aaron," Kia said. "We started playing football in high school together and it would be cool to finish college football together."
"In the end though I will make the best decision for me," Kia said. "The good thing about the schools that are interested in me is they are pretty much close to home relatively speaking."
"I'm looking to go into sports medicine," Kia said. "So the school that I chose should be strong in that area of study."
At this time Kia doesn't have a timeline on when he will breakdown the schools he will visit.
"I want to take as many official visits as I can before deciding," Kia said. "If I do take official visits during the season it will be near the end of my season and the rest of my visits will be after my senior season concludes."
Besides being an excellent football player and student (3.4 GPA), Kia is an excellent all-around athlete who used to swim competitively and is currently competing in rowing.
Kia is a member of the Rivals.com preseason Hawaii Top 15 team and is considered the island's number one player at any position for the class of 2006.