Posted: 12:01 am Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Safety from Hawaii’s Big Island visits Atlanta 

By Michael Carvell

Could Georgia Tech add another member to its 2014 football recruiting class?

Former SMU signee Shaun Kagawa from Hawaii was on an official visit to Georgia Tech’s campus on Wednesday, according to JacketsOnline.com’s Kelly Quinlan.

Kagawa is a 5-foot-11, 188-pound cornerback from Hawaii’s Big Island who originally committed to Army, and enrolled in prep school there last year.

Then he left the prep school “because it wasn’t for me” and signed with SMU over North Texas last February, according to bigislandnow.com.

JacketsOnline reported that Kagawa was granted a release from his letter of intent with SMU.

Georgia Tech has signed 21 players for its 2014 class.

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19 comments
RandyHall
RandyHall

TIME FOR CMR TO WIN A NC!!! 

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

From one military school (Army) to another (GT). Just kidding you GTBobby. Hope it works out for the kid and GT.

BeeProud
BeeProud

He's in.... good job.  Should be a great pick up

ConfederateFlagBurner
ConfederateFlagBurner

I like Tech getting players from the Pacific Rim. Gotsis and now Kagawa ..

Glad to get kids from all over. Kagawa was a star on the Island and is apparently a very good athlete. 

Now get the special Bback to replace Custis. 

Buzzmaster
Buzzmaster

Look at the troll....  Went and deleted JacketMan's posts because his were deleted...


You're such a crybaby WnE.


Keep crying to momma little boy....

hpt84
hpt84

Initially, Shaun will be used as the 3rd safety in the nickel package. “As I get more playing time, I could see some action as a strong or free safety."

GTBob
GTBob

Like hpt84 said, he adds needed depth in our secondary in the 4-2-5. He is a pretty nice find this late in the process. Kudos to whoever on the staff picked up on him. 

hpt84
hpt84

Remind me of Rod Sweeting, who was 5-11, 190lbs

hpt84
hpt84

He already joined GT. He will report to school in June with all the incoming freshmen. Welcome aboard. This is needed depth since we are moving to a 4-2-5 base defense against the spread offense.

Jacket34
Jacket34

Where are all these 5ft 8in DB's going to play? Muchken Land. My favorite, once very esteemed football program has fallen sooooo far. Somebody please help

Steverino
Steverino

Kagawa has stated his intention to attend GT, (I dont use the term "committed").  Provided he follows through, welcome to the Flats, Shaun Kagawa! 

POAD2014
POAD2014

NO............NEVER............That can't be possible...............the MUTTS are GODS in everything in this state!

Nate-the-Great
Nate-the-Great

@ConfederateFlagBurner If you look at his vids on his returns, he might just be the B-back you are looking for.  Kawaga doesn't have breakaway speed but he has good vision and is a strong runner for his size.  If he adds 20 lbs he could bring the pain on some other defenses.


I am an avid UGA fan (and alumnus), but appreciate the civil discourse that these blogs have.  Not so many trolls (if any).  I'm really not here to hurl insults and just want some discussion about football, unlike the first individual to post comments on this blog.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Nate-the-Great  your new GOD, coach PRUITT is 40 and engaged to a 24 year old....now who really has the inferiority complex?

Nate-the-Great
Nate-the-Great

You you moron. This is a GT blog and has nothing to do with UGA or the SEC. Do you not understand that your response further solidifies you have a severe inferiority complex. I wasn't even trying to talk about UGA football. I've just gotten to a point where I wanna talk about football civilly and not be a 8 y.o. on the playground.