Bishop Manogue High is blowing up.
The private school in south Reno has three high school football prospects who have recently reeled in a lot of attention and scholarship offers.
Linebacker Vai Kaho (6-foot-2/210), a class of 2020 recruit, picked up offers from San Diego State and Utah State in the last 24 hours. Kaho is committed to Nevada but open to taking official visits with other schools. He also has offers from Idaho State and Sacramento State. Kaho is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports.com and ESPN. As a junior, Kaho had 81 tackles, two sacks, two fumbles recovered, one interception and one forced fumble. His brother, Ale, played for Alabama last season.
Miners offensive lineman Joey Wright (6-6/270), also a class of 2020 recruit, picked up three offers Monday, from San Diego State, Utah State and Arizona State and added one Tuesday from USC. Wright also has offers from Washington State, Fresno State, Nevada and Eastern Michigan. Wright is a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals. He helped pave the way last season for running back Peyton Dixon, who rushed for a state-record 3,143 yards and 45 rushing touchdowns last year. Dixon will play for Fresno State.
Finally, Sioape Vatikani (6-3/260), a class of 2022 recruit who played for the Miners varsity team as a freshman last season, also is reeling in the offers. Vatikani picked up offers from San Diego State and BYU on Monday. He also has an offer from Nevada, the first school to extend a scholarship. With three years of high school eligibility left, he could end up a national-level recruit.
The 2020 class locally is headlined by Jackson LaDuke, a Spanish Springs High linebacker who has offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Boise State, Nevada, Tennessee, Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas State, Fresno State, Colorado, Oregon State, San Diego State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State and Wisconsin, among others.
Northern Nevada's 2020 class could potentially be one of the best in local history, ranking up there with the 2009 class that included Kyle Van Noy (BYU), Karrington Armstrong (Oregon), Darin Gooch (Tennessee), Anthony Martinez (Nevada), Mike LaGrone (Idaho) and Tyler York (Cal), all from McQueen High.