Profile: Dylan Kane
Location: Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha
Weight: 195 pounds
Recruiting: Oregon always recruits Hawaii well and moved to the top of Kanes list the second they offered. He took an unofficial visit over the weekend and committed to the Ducks on Sunday. Colorado, Oregon State and Wisconsin were also involved but the Ducks were going to be very tough to beat.
What to Like: Kane has great size for a safety at a rock solid 6-3, 195 pounds. He's a physical player who loves contact and can come downhill and deliver a blow. He's also an above average athlete who tested very well at the Oakland NIKE Camp running a 4.67-40 (electronic), a 4.03 shuttle and jumped 33" in the vertical. He looked comfortable in coverage during the half-skelly period and fluid in the one on one drills. He even plays some corner and shows some solid cover skills and should have no problems matching up with tight ends at the next level. As he continues to fill out, we could see Kane playing some weakside 'backer as well and he'll offer the Ducks a ton of versatility.
Areas for improvement: Kane really doesn't have any physical limitations and you have to love his combination of size, athleticism and toughness. If you wanted to find one area that will be an adjustment for Kane, it will just be in the step up in competition. Although Kamehameha plays top level competition on the Islands, he doesn't face too many complex passing offenses so he's more advanced coming up and playing the run. Playing Pac 12 football will be a big step up but that's the case for most incoming players and again Kane has shows at the NIKE Camps the last two years, he's a natural athlete and should make a smooth transition.
Overall Analysis: It may not draw a lot of national fanfare but this is a big pickup for the Ducks. He's rated among the top 10 safeties out West but should probably be in the top five. He's one of those players that does everything well and when you add in a great motor on the field along with a great work ethic off it, he has a chance to develop in to a special college player.