Miliani, Hawaii, offensive tackle Micah Kia has had to overcome a lot this season. First of all he's not exactly on the beaten path with recruiters out all the way out in Hawaii, and he's also had to overcome a serious leg injury that forced him to be sidelined for a lot of his senior season.
But the good news is that he's back and ready to start tearing it up – both in recruiting and on the football field.
"We're 4-0, but I didn't get to play until last week," Kia, who is 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, said. "I've been out with a broken fibula. I did alright in my first game back, but they limited the snaps I played because I'm not fully recovered from my injury yet. I'm well enough to play, but it's not totally healed yet."
But he knows he's well on the road to recovery and that colleges don't seem to be shying away from him because of the bad break.
"I hear from UCLA, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Oregon State the most," Kia said. "They would pretty much be my top four teams right now. I don't have a favorite out of them yet. I don't know a lot about them yet, but I'm learning more the more I talk to the coaches. Those four call me the most, and I like the things I hear from them."
With the injury that kind of sidetracked his thoughts on when he would take visits. Now that he's back, that's something he'll begin to iron out with the colleges.
"I haven't talked about taking any visits yet," Kia, a four-star prospect that is a member of the Rivals250, said. "I will take all my visits later in the season, most likely. I don't want to worry about it right now, though.
"I'm pretty content with the schools I'm hearing from right now. I'd be flattered if I heard from others, but there aren't any schools I'm just wanting to hear from or anything. I like the schools I'm hearing from right now."