The biggest piece of news shared by Honolulu St Louis High School defensive tackle Kamalei Correa has nothing to do with Kamalei Correa.
He tosses the information out there casually, as if it's common knowledge. According to Correa, his teammate, Reeve Koehler, the No. 4 offensive guard in America, doesn't just have a favorite school, his recruitment is all but wrapped up.
You won't get Koehler to say it himself. In fact, the four-star prospect rarely does interviews at all. But Correa doesn't mind making it known that Kohler will likely play his college football at Tennessee. He's downright empathic about his prediction, too.
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"He's going to Tennessee with our starting middle linebacker (Colton Goeas)," he said, showing off a matter-of-fact tone.
Fair enough. Nothing is official, but Kohler, who plans to take multiple visits this fall, is expected to make an announcement at January's U.S. Army All-American Bowl. At this point, saying the Vols are the heavy favorite is an understatement.
When it comes to Correa's own situation, the three-star prospect is a bit more reserved. Favorites? He's not naming any. He'd like to take all five of his allotted official visits before so much as hinting at his a choice.
Still, progress is being made. Specific dates are yet to be set, but Correa is in the process of compiling his travel itinerary. The first two schools that will receive official visits have already been determined.
"I should be scheduling my Boise State visit soon with Coach (Chris Petersen), and my Arizona State visit should pretty soon," Correa said. "Those are the two schools that I am taking visits to for sure."
Correa says the Broncos' and Sun Devils' respective coaching staffs are what make the two schools desirable visit spots. His task now is to figure out which three other schools to check out in person.
"I really like all of the schools, but I'm still trying to weigh things out on the other visits," he said. "I'm going to take all five and get to know all the coaches and see what's going to be the best fit."
Rivals.com ranks Correa as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Hawaii. He lists scholarship offers from eight FBS schools.