College football: Utah gets commitment from do-everything Kainoa Carvalho

Utah football team warms-up before they compete against Washington State before an NCAA college football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in Salt Lake City.

Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

Utah football added to its 2023 recruiting class on Tuesday, this time on the offensive side of the ball.

Special teams could also get a boost, too.

Hawaii wide receiver Kainoa Carvalho announced his commitment to Kyle Whittingham’s program on social media, with the words, “Utah I’m home!”

Utah I’m home🙌🏽📍@bangulo @BrandonHuffman @coachsterls @CoachPowell99 @_CoachBump @AHoshidaSports @stewcarvalho @RobDeMelloKHON

— Kainoa (kaikai) Carvalho (@CarvalhoKainoa) August 2, 2022

Carvalho, who hails from Kahuku, Hawaii, is rated a three-star wide receiver in 247 Sports’ composite rankings. 

He also held scholarship offers from other FBS schools like Utah State, Hawaii and San Diego State, as well as each of the service academies, according to 247 Sports.

The 5-foot-7, 165-pound Carvalho plays a little bit of everything, too — according to Hawaii Prep World, he lined up at receiver, kicker, kick returner and even running back in the state title game last fall in helping Kahuku win the championship.

His father, Stewart Carvalho, played running back for the Utes in the late 1990s.

Kainoa Carvalho, the reigning Hawaii offensive player of the year, told 247 Sports’ Brandon Huffman he doesn’t plan on graduating high school early and will compete in track next spring.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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