St. Louis Lineman is Rated Nation’s Best
By Rodney S. Yap
St. Louis School offensive lineman Reeve Koehler is the nation’s No. 1 guard and checks in at No. 67 overall, according to the first Rivals 100 for the class of 2013 released today by the Rivals.com.
“The thing I like most about Koehler is he dominates on every snap and really makes it known by his play that he’s not going to give an inch to anybody. Koehler has great size, most of his film is at offensive guard, but he can move well enough to play tackle as well,” said Rivals.com West Analyst Adam Gorney of the 6-foot-3, 300-pounder. “Really, the best thing about him is he doesn’t just like moving people out of the way. Koehler gets his hands on people and moves them where he wants.”
Koehler was the top offensive lineman at last week’s Nike SPARQ Combine in Honolulu, finishing with an 89.43 SPARQ Rating. Koehler said he has heard from all of the Pac-12 schools except USC and has offers from Washington, Utah, Washington State and Hawaii.
Truth is Koehler was making headlines before he enrolled in high school. On Jan. 3, 2009, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated wrote a story for sportsillustrated.cnn.com about Koehler receiving a scholarship offer from then Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin. Koehler was an 8th-grader at the time. The story grabbed headline in papers across the country including The New York Times.
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Baldwin High School football players Jordan Hoeim and Keelan Ewaliko were named to the 2012 Hawaii All-Nike Combine Team, according to ESPN HS analyst Brian Stumpf.
Hoeim, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 208-pound linebacker, posted a 88.11 SPARQ rating, which ranked him 11th among more than 450 participants who were tested Jan. 28 at St. Louis School on Oahu. Hoiem’s numbers were highlighted by an impressive Kneeling Power Ball Toss of 39.5 feet.
Ewaliko, the MIL’s two-time Offensive Player of the Year, finished 58th overall with a SPARQ rating of 71.22. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds and had a 30.6 vertical jump.
ESPN’s Stumpf named 25 players to the Hawaii All-Combine Team.
Altogether eight player from the MIL participated, including Lahainaluna’s Tytus Lucas (57.87), Baldwin’s Kaipo Lapenia Lau (56.70), Seabury Hall’s Jay Braun (54.09), Kekaulike’s Joshua Ogata (45.60), Kekaulike’s Joshua Kahaikupuna (39.30) and Lahainaluna’s Jake Ryan (35.34).
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