Hawaii slot receiver Kealoha Pilares signed today with agent Wynn Silberman of the California-based Morgan Advisory Group.
Silberman also represents former UH players Jake Ingram and Blaze Soares.
Silberman said scouts have told him Pilares might be selected in the NFL Draft.
“Obviously we don’t like what happened with his knee (a PCL sprain incurred in the Hawaii Bowl),” Silberman said. “But Kealoha has what we call staying power. He is attractive to teams and can make a roster because of his versatility. In addition to being a receiver either outside or in the the slot he can return kicks and cover kicks.”
Pilares plans to rehab his knee with noted isle sports physical therapist Pat Ariki and then train at the Triple Threat facility in Arizona which includes Olympic decathlete Dan O’Brien on its staff, Silberman said.