Kahuku's Mapu among select
Kahuku High School senior Jonathan Mapu has been selected to the Parade All-America Football Team by the magazine's panel of coaches, scouts and recruiters.
Mapu, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end, was named The Advertiser's state Defensive Player of the Year this past season. He is one of 55 players, including 17 linemen, from across the nation to be named to the Parade team.
Mapu is believed to be the first Hawai'i player selected as a Parade All-American since St. Louis' Joe Siofele in 1999. Others who have been selected include Punahou's Mike Souza (1997) and Jason Ching (1994).
Current Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning also are among the Parade All-America alumni.
Earlier this month, Mapu was named second-team All-America by Student Sports Inc., a national magazine and Web site.
He reportedly has narrowed his college choices to Washington, Brigham Young, Tennessee and Hawai'i. Mapu is visiting UH this weekend.