A Father’s View
Tanoai Reed is the father of three star WDE Samson Reed, out of Kahuku High School. He would like for the SEC to take more interest in kids like his son. However, Reed said he understood some of the hesitance of SEC schools from recruiting the Hawaiian Islands. “The closest school besides the University of Hawaii is nearly 5000 miles away. It’s a five-hour flight,” said Reed.
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He also acknowledges the Polynesian culture is more prevalent in West coast school. However, he believes if SEC coaches tried, they could develop relationships over time. Reed said, “There aren’t many connections with the east coast schools that don’t have any Polynesian coaches on their staff.”
However, he has noticed other coaches recognizing the talent. “(Jim) Harbaugh comes out here.” “He offered one our freshman quarterback when he was in the 8th grade.” However, Reed believes there are things that SEC schools miss out on when they don’t recruit in Hawaii. “They miss out on a lot good talent and coach-able kids.” He added, “These kids are raised to respect their elders and work hard.”
There are several players that have the ability to play in the conference. The SEC is the best conference in football. However, to prove you are the best, you must play in the best. Therefore, here are a few students who may have the ability to play in the SEC.