Hawaii’s Kealoha Pilares Generates NFL Buzz

Kealoha Pilares had an impressive performance six catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. NFL scouts attending yesterday’s game said Pilares, the starting right slotback, has generated a buzz. Pilares gained notice when he had two long scoring plays in the fourth quarter against Southern California. Pilares has been praised for his first-step quickness, sure hands and what is regarded as “miss-ability.” UH associate head coach Rich Miano, who serves as the Warriors’ pro liaison, has been told Pilares projects as an inside receiver. “I think NFL teams are going more to three wide receivers,” Miano said. “Wes Welker. Davone Bess. Kealoha is that type of player. I think the (NFL) schemes fit what he does.” In team testing the past spring, he power-cleaned 356 pounds, a team best. His next goal is to improve his speed. “I think I still don’t know how to run,” he

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