By Stephen Tsai
There are 360 days until the 2014 signing day, but Kahuku High's Lamone Williams already has emerged as the state's top high school prospect.
Williams is a defensive lineman/tight end for the Red Raiders.
He was exclusively a tight end in 2011. In 2012, he was the defensive tackle in the Red Raiders' 3-man front. "We stood him up sometimes," Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. "He stood up in the championship game as an outside linebacker."
Williams is 6 feet 3 and more than 240 pounds.
Torres said Williams is comparable to two former Red Raiders — Kona Schwenke, a defensive lineman at Notre Dame, and Hauoli Jamora, a d-end at Washington.
"He has the work ethic like Hauoli Jamora," Torres said.
Williams was an all-state defensive lineman in 2012. He might be an even better tight end.
"He has great hands, great blocking ability," Torres said. "He's a big-time player for us."
UH already has offered him a scholarship.