Commentary

Honolulu SPARQ All-Combine team

Updated: February 14, 2012, 12:30 PM ET
By Brian Stumpf

More than 450 athletes descended upon St. Louis School (Honolulu, Hawaii) on Saturday at the first Nike Football SPARQ Combine of the 2012 tour. While the turnout was the highest of any previous Nike Combine stops in the Aloha State and many athletes stood out, only 25 can make the first All-Nike Combine team of the year.

Photos and Results from Honolulu
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SPARQ Rating Results
Kennedy Tulimaseali'i interview Video
Top performer Isaac Savaiinaea Video
OL Reeve Koehler Video
Shaun Kagawa interview Video

Note: Selections are based upon combine performance as well as past and projected on-field performance. Athletes must have completed two of the four combine tests to be eligible for selection. Athletes are in the Class of 2013 unless otherwise noted.

OFFENSE

QB: Keelan Ewaliko, 5-11, 162, Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii)
Results: 4.59 40, 4.62 shuttle, 32' PB, 30.6" VJ, 71.91 SPARQ
Breakdown: Was third team all-state and all-Maui a year ago, rushing for 939 yards and 15 touchdowns while passing for another 1,213 and 14 scores.


RB: Tyler Taumua, 5-10, 222, Farrington (Honolulu)
Results: 4.77 40, 4.57 shuttle, 32.5' PB, 25.3" VJ, 71.22 SPARQ
Breakdown: Sturdy back is better on the field than in testing setting but still held his own; led state in rushing last year with 1,727 yards and 21 scores to earn all-state honors.


WR: Erren Jean-Pierre, 6-0, 179, Mililani (Hawaii)
Results: 4.82 40, 4.51 shuttle, 34' PB, 30.1" VJ, 72.63 SPARQ
Breakdown: Didn't light the world on fire testing-wise, but was very good in 1-on-1 drills and averaged over 24 yards per catch last fall.


WR: Malik Lockett, 5-10, 153, Campbell (Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
Results: 4.60 40, 4.07 shuttle, 33.5' PB, 30.6" VJ, 90.87 SPARQ
Breakdown: Speedy wideout is setup for a breakout senior season.


WR: Devan Stubblefield ('14), 5-10, 173, St. Louis (Honolulu)
Results: 4.51 40, 4.47 shuttle, 32' PB, 33.4" VJ, 85.95 SPARQ
Breakdown: Moved up to varsity for final two games a year ago due to injuries, should have a major role this fall.

[+] EnlargeReeve Koehler
Brian Stumpf/ESPNHSReeve Koehler has drawn interest from all over the Pac-12 and showed off his size, speed and strength at the NFSC.

OL: Reeve Koehler, 6-3, 321, St. Louis (Honolulu)
Results: 5.56 40, 4.82 shuttle, 40' PB, 25.2" VJ, 89.43 SPARQ
Breakdown: Guard is one of the state's most coveted of hte Class of '13 prospects to this point; already holding offers from Hawaii, Utah, Washington and Washington State.


OL: Davis Miyashiro-Saipaia ('14), 6-1, 268, Punahou (Honolulu)
Results: 5.33 40, 4.56 shuttle, 39' PB, 20.3" VJ, 72.42 SPARQ
Breakdown: Guard/center prospect tested very well and showed excellent agility and quickness.


OL: Semisi Uluave ('15), 6-4, 301, Punahou (Honolulu)
Results: 5.78 40, 4.75 shuttle, 38' PB, 20.7" VJ, 70.11 SPARQ
Breakdown: Raw and rising sophomore is one to keep filed away for college recruiters; already has the frame to play at the next level.


OL: Fred Ulu-Perry ('15), 6-1, 296, St. Louis (Honolulu)
Results: 5.36 40, 4.78 shuttle, 39.5' PB, 22.2" VJ, 77.37 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rising sophomore had event's second-best SPARQ Rating by an offensive lineman.


OL: John Wa'a, 6-3, 275, Kahuku (Hawaii)
Results: 5.46 40, 5.06 shuttle, 36.5' PB, 20.4" VJ, 58.92 SPARQ
Breakdown: First team all-state pick for 2011 state champions was a steady performer in 1-on-1 drills.


ATH: Shaun Kagawa, 5-10, 171, Kamehameha Schools (Keaau, Hawaii)
Results: 4.53 40, 4.09 shuttle, 36.5' PB, 35.7" VJ, 109.56 SPARQ
Breakdown: Kagawa made the trip over from the Big Island well worth it, posting the combine's second-highest SPARQ Rating.


ATH: Larry Tuileta, 6-1, 176, Punahou (Honolulu)
Results: 4.89 40, 4.47 shuttle, 33' PB, 28.3" VJ, 67.08 SPARQ
Breakdown: All-Interscholastic League as a QB and led Punahou to state title berth last year, but also recruited as a safety and volleyball player.

DEFENSE

DL: Titus Failauga, 6-4, 237, Pac-Five (Honolulu)
Results: 4.90 40, 4.64 shuttle, 38.5' PB, 26.9" VJ, 81.99 SPARQ
Breakdown: A second team all-state selection last fall, Failauga passed the eyeball test with flying colors Saturday and took some solid 1-on-1 reps as well.


DL: Canton Kaumatule ('15), 6-6, 259, Punahou (Honolulu)
Results: 5.18 40, 4.60 shuttle, 34.5' PB, 25.0" VJ, 70.89 SPARQ
Breakdown: The younger brother of Stanford-bound Class of '12 Punahou standout Luke Kaumatule, Canton has a great chance to be a similar recruit down the line with his athleticism and massive frame.


DL: Scott Pagano, 6-3, 279, Moanalua (Honolulu)
Results: 5.31 40, 4.61 shuttle, 44.5' PB, 24.2" VJ, 88.50 SPARQ
Breakdown: Pagano was a beast in 1-on-1s and also posted combine's top power ball throw. This honorable mention all-state selection from his efforts in 2011 also reports an Oregon offer.


DL: Toiva Tufaga, 5-11, 252, Kahuku (Hawaii)
Results: 5.08 40, 4.81 shuttle, 40' PB, 29.4" VJ, 85.11 SPARQ
Breakdown: Sturdy DT was third team all-state last fall and showed great explosive strength with his power ball and vertical jump measurements.

TBD Editor
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSKennedy Tulimaseali'i of Waianae (Hawaii) had the second-best power ball throw of the Honolulu NFSC.

DL: Kennedy Tulimaseali'i, 6-1, 300, Waianae (Hawaii)
Results: 4.99 40, 4.75 shuttle, 43' PB, 25.2" VJ, 98.25 SPARQ
Breakdown: Is freakishly athletic for a defensive tackle and equally dominant in pads; already a two-time all-state selection. Still searching for first offer.


LB: Colton Goeas, 6-0, 246, St. Louis (Honolulu)
Results: 4.86 40, 4.17 shuttle, 37.5' PB, 28.9" VJ, 101.55 SPARQ
Breakdown: Big, physical LB is part of great returning cast at St. Louis this fall that could help the Crusaders surge back to prominence.


LB: Isaac Savaiinaea, 6-3, 231, Punahou (Honolulu)
Results: 4.66 40, 4.14 shuttle, 38' PB, 31.0" VJ, 110.82 SPARQ
Breakdown: All-state linebacker already has offers from Stanford, Arizona, Hawaii and Colorado; could end up being the stae's top prospect in Class of '13.


LB: Mathias Tuitele-Iafeta ('14), 5-10, 261, McKinley (Honolulu)
Results: 5.02 40, 4.70 shuttle, 41' PB, 25.9" VJ, 88.92 SPARQ
Breakdown: Was an honorable mention all-state pick last fall as a sophomore; could grow into defensive lineman eventually.


LB: Drew Wilson ('14), 6-3, 212, Pac-Five (Honolulu)
Results: 5.00 40, 4.28 shuttle, 39' PB, 27.9" VJ, 87.75 SPARQ
Breakdown: Wilson is yet another underclassman who oozes potential with his frame and athletic ability.


DB: David Akintonde, 5-7, 158, Pensacola Catholic (Pensacola, Fla.)
Results: 4.71 40, 4.60 shuttle, 36.5' PB, 39.6" VJ, 88.35 SPARQ
Breakdown: Akintonde made the most of his vacation to visit his father in military, posting the event's top vertical jump and showing well in 1-on-1s.


DB: Pali Galdeira, 5-10, 182, St. Louis (Honolulu)
Results: 4.65 40, 3.91 shuttle, 37.5' PB, 31.6" VJ, 108.90 SPARQ
Breakdown: Galdeira was an honorable mention All-Interscholastic League selection last fall at safety.


DB: Setefano Lavatai, 5-8, 187, Farrington (Honolulu)
Results: 4.67 40, 4.40 shuttle, 33' PB, 26.0" VJ, 75.69 SPARQ
Breakdown: Speedy, physical defensive back was a first team all-league pick last fall as a junior.


ATH: Jordan Hoiem ('14), 6-4, 208, Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii)
Results: 4.88 40, 4.35 shuttle, 39.5' PB, 27.6" VJ, 88.23 SPARQ
Breakdown: This rising junior had one of the most impressive combinations of athletic ability and frame at the combine; was second team all-Maui as a sophomore.