Hawaii added a piece to its 2017 recruiting class by landing junior college quarterback Cole Brownholtz. He spent last season at Sierra College in Rocklin, California, and he will spent his sophomore year there as well.
Excited to say I'm COMMITTED to the University of Hawaii!#JucoProduct #Dreamchasers #DefendPrideRock @SportsRecruits pic.twitter.com/7I8IFmFsWV— Cole Brownholtz (@ColeBrownholtz) June 28, 2016
He is a pro-style quarterback and offers from JUCO players are a bit difficult to track and the only other interest out there was from Boise State. The Broncos had interest but did not offer the California-native.
Boise State knows a thing or two about quarterbacks, and recruiting in general, so for the Broncos to have interest could mean that Hawaii is getting a good player.
One reason why Brownholtz may have chosen Hawaii instead of waiting to see if Boise State would offer is because current Bronco quarterback Brett Rypien is also a sophomore and it will be highly unlikely that Brownholtz would unseat Rypien.
Brownholtz started four games last year but saw time in 11 and he completed 116 or 186 passes for 1,418 yards and 13 touchdowns. Sierra College also won the SCCC Bowl Champions.
Checking his film, Brownholtz seems to be capable of making quick throws and able to split defenses to find the open receiver.