- Erik McKinney, RecruitingNation
At this point, Alaska looks unlikely to produce an FBS signee in the Class of 2013, but the same cannot be said for Hawaii, which boasts a top six that could play almost anywhere in the country.
Defense rules on the islands, as four of those top six prospects play on that side of the ball, with two defensive linemen and two linebackers. It's a physically impressive group, as the only player under 6-foot-3 is 6-foot, 246-pound inside linebacker Colton Goeas (Honolulu/St. Louis).
ESPN 300 recruits Isaac Savaiinaea (Honolulu/Punahou), an inside linebacker and a Stanford commit, and Clemson defensive tackle commit Scott Pagano (Honolulu/Moanalua) are the obvious standouts, but defensive end Kamalei Correa (Honolulu/St. Louis) will be one to watch this fall as well.
Hawaii is no longer just a vacation paradise. Recruiters have figured out that it's a great spot to find some talented prospects, especially linemen.