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Thursday, June 15, 2006

'Aiea HS Lofa Li'ili'i

Aiea’s Liilii turns heads

Aiea's explosive offensive weapon, Lofa Liilii, hasn't been silent in the offseason.

In fact, the elusive wide receiver wowed college recruiters at combines in Honolulu and San Antonio. His 4-second-flat time in the shuttle at the combines were part of the reason why Oregon State is interested.

"I played for Mike Riley," Aiea coach Wendall Say said. "He saw Lofa at both and he knows the times are legit. He's ready to offer him a scholarship."

Liilii, a Star-Bulletin All-State selection, saw a bit of action at quarterback late in the season. A former junior varsity QB, Liilii had reps at the position in the spring.

"If I had to decide right now, he'd be our guy," Say admitted. "You want the ball in the hands of your best guy."

Liilii said after last season that he prefers receiver, but has also played some running back. He said he'd play anywhere his coach asked him to. At just 5-foot-8, he's not the biggest offensive player around, but his skills and savvy make up for it.

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