National top 15 2021 recruit Suamataia lands UM offer, talks Canes

National top 15 2021 recruit Suamataia lands UM offer, talks Canes

Stefan Adams
With early offers from Alabama, USC, Michigan, Stanford, and Oregon, among others, rising junior 4-star OT Kingsley Suamataia is already well-aware of what it means to be a highly-pursued recruit. Considered one of the class of 2021’s top 15 players, the Orem High (UT) standout added another bid from a powerhouse school when the Miami Hurricanes got in touch with Suamataia’s head coach and came in with an offer late last month.

“It was very exciting to get this offer,” Suamataia said. “I always thought of Miami as a powerhouse program producing big-time players.”

The 6’5” 290 pound prospect has already been down to Miami in the recent past for a camp event and got a chance to see the outside of the campus. Now that he has an offer from the U, Suamataia plans to return in the future and get a better feel of Hecht from the inside.

“My interest is very high,” Suamataia said “I did attend the Miami Opening last year and my dad and I drove around the school, so we do have Miami on our list of visits. Love the weather, like home in Hawaii.”

A common issue for recruits on the west coast is the distance from home. Will it be a factor for Suamataia?

“No, my mom works for the airlines, so we fly free,” he said.

Aside from the warm temperatures and breezeways, Suamataia says what attracts him to a school like Miami is the history behind where the program has been in the past, and where they can go in the future.

“The tradition of winning,” Suamataia said of what he likes about UM. “I’m not really familiar with the education yet, but I saw video of the weight room, I liked that.”

In terms of visits to other schools, Suamataia has nothing planned at the moment, but does expect to hit some campuses on his list this spring.

“My dad handles setting the visits, so not sure where exactly yet, but we are going to visit schools during spring break,” Suamataia said.

For now, Suamataia is keeping things open and wants to check out all his options before narrowing down his list or making a decision, so a commitment is a long way off at this point.

“It’s still early and we’re still looking at everyone,” Suamataia said. “No one can really contact us directly yet, but lots of coaches are coming to our school this spring. But we won’t really know where schools stand until we can talk more to the coaches.”

Along with 4-star LB teammate Noah Sewell, Suamataia helped lead Orem to a second consecutive state championship as a sophomore, where the Tigers took home the title over Dixie. In just Suamataia’s second year playing varsity ball, he enjoyed tons of accolades both local and national, and did not allow a sack in 2018.

“I’m only a sophomore, but I’ve started 28 games since I was a freshman - last season I had 71 pancakes and didn’t allow a sack. I was a MaxPreps freshman and sophomore All-American,” Suamataia said. “We are back-to-back state champs, we’ve traveled to play Nevada Bishop Gorman, California Santa Margarita, California Bakersfield. I was All-Region and All-State as well.”

 

Comments (19)

Never understood why we dont recruit more Polynesian players. Get 1 or 2 kids from the SLC area and it will open things up.
 
“My interest is very high,” Suamataia said “I did attend the Miami Opening last year and my dad and I drove around the school, so we do have Miami on our list of visits. Love the weather, like home in Hawaii.”

If we cant get the Elite Corn Fed country boys or even bother to recruit secure the local P5 kids and develop them.

Then fill the line with these Polynesian kids.
 
Kids like this rarely leave the west coast, but it is encouraging that’s he’s visited before and would like to again.

Still would say our chances are minimal, but gotta shoot your shot
All of a sudden we have a bunch of southern California kids thru the portal. We've got a two studs from Las Vegas. We can get more Western kids. Just have to sell them. No place on the East coast has the weather and overall ambience of South Florida.....I think a lot of west coast kids could find it appealing.
 
Not quite sure what I'm looking at but it sure doesn't look like what I'd find in Columbus, South Bend, Ann Arbor or Tuscalooska. (Boring.)

Some of that food looks mighty interesting....perhaps quite spicy. Caribbean?
Cuban. Not spicy but intense flavor.
Both dishes are pork. Jupiña is pineapple soda.
Them Samoan boys don’t know what theire missin.
Ohh damn and how could I forget??!!!!
If any Samoan recruits come here this is the damn spot to take them!!!
 
Is The Rock generally recognized among Polynesians as one of them?

Yes, you see that big “Tatau” he has across his left shoulder? He got that done the traditional way as a right of passage in his culture, not at some tattoo parlor. It is a very painful process to go through and they definitely recognize him as “one of them”. Plus is doesn’t hurt that he was the lead voice on Moana.
 
Not quite sure what I'm looking at but it sure doesn't look like what I'd find in Columbus, South Bend, Ann Arbor or Tuscalooska. (Boring.)

Some of that food looks mighty interesting....perhaps quite spicy. Caribbean?

“Arroz con frijoles, Carne Puerco y platanito maduro”. Rice and beans, roasted pork and plantains. It’s cuban food. We both love roasting pork. Not exactly poly but a whole lot of crossover. They would feel right at home here, certainly more so than Alabama.
 
Never understood why we dont recruit more Polynesian players. Get 1 or 2 kids from the SLC area and it will open things up.
Living here most Poly kids are Mormon ( not all) Utah and BYU offers are most coveted . Another big factor is the Poly families are big and very close for the most part. Kids and families seem to like them close. That being said get a few and maybe we open it up . Seeing some of the kids at my kid school aggressive on the field and great kids off.
 
Massive kid for his age, with great balance and good footwork. He just ate DL like they were nothing, especially that first clip of him driving the DE backwards like 20yds then pancaking him. Would absolutely love to open up a pipeline out West with OL like this that play good competition.
 

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