Hawaii will add the Honolulu-Star Advertiser Defensive Player of the Year, Keala Santiago. Santiago played safety for Kahuku High School and earned a multitude of first-team honors in his senior season.
He was a pillar of the Kahuku defense that held opponents to 4.1 points per game and shut 6 of them out. KHS ended their season with a 13-0 record while claiming the OIA and HHSAA State Championship.
Along with his safety duties, Santiago was the Kahuku punt return man. In that role, he earned the KHON2 Cover2 Chad Owens Award, for the best special teams player of the year.
Keala Santiago earned a three-star rating from Scout and 247Sports.
Along with his scholarship offer from Hawaii, he also received ones from Colorado, Navy, Army and UNLV.
His position: DB
His measurables: All his measurements are from his Nike SPARQ combine results.
|Height||5 feet 11 inches|
|40-yard Dash||4.73 seconds|
|20-yard Shuttle||4.1 seconds|
|Power Throw||31.5 feet|
In his years before UH: Santiago totaled 19 tackles and intercepted 8 passes as a senior. He also forced a fumble and recovered one.
As the return man, he took 3 punts back for touchdowns.
His tape: You can see his highlight package from his Hudl profile.
Stay tuned for more recruiting news and analysis for Hawaii Football's 2016 recruiting class.