Vaka Manupuna School: Colorado
6-0.5 Wt: 290
40: 5.15 Yr: 5Sr
Pos: High motor defender lacking top size\speed
numbers. Plays low with excellent pad level, quick off the snap and possesses a
terrific first step. Gets underneath opponents, works hands throughout the play and
drives up the field. Redirects to the action, plays with good balance and
immediately alters his angle of attack or changes direction. Solid head for the ball and
Neg: Not strong and handled by single blockers.
Engulfed at the point because of his lack of size.
Analysis: Playing hard for 60 minutes, Manupuna is an intense
defender with good intangibles. Limited growth potential restricts his upside
for the next level yet would be an asset to a roster as a seventh\ eighth