3 of the best and seemingly under-recruited football prospects in the Class of 2017 have just found a home and they will all play at the same place. CJ Hunter of Lakes and Jared Goldwire of Kentwood High School will join O’Dea big man Tiano Tialavea at University of Texas at El Paso; commonly known as UTEP. The Miners have landed great talent from Washington before in Darrin and Jeremiah Laufasa of Juanita who have created waves in Texas. No doubt those boys are involved with this recruiting process.
Interestingly these 3 are terrific athletes all with big upside. CJ Hunter had an amazing season at Lakes and caught attention of several schools after his final film came out. He is 6’3″- and 220 lbs and can play several spots.
Goldwire was predicted by some to be an All American at a young age because he was 6’7″ and sporting a beard as a 9th grader. He had a different road however moving between 3 schools and really did not settle into his frame and show his best ability until this past year. He is 6’7″ legit and close to 300 lbs and his frame is just massive- his upside potential is untold. UTEP can well be a perfect fit where he can settle in and become the best he can become and folks that is substantial.
Then there is Tialavea who showcased his 335 lb frame spinning and bouncing off people in preseason camps this past year and he was predicted to be a top DT commit. An injury sidelined his Senior year and his road to even get looked at was a tough one. His skills are substantial too.
The trio all visited UTEP this past weekend and now they are together in their decision. If all 3 stay healthy (God Willing) things can go very well for these guys. Not to mention UTEP – the Miner may have well struck Gold here!
NWPR congratulates all of these fine athletes and wishes them huge success moving ahead!