Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen is excited to be heading to the ‘Ninth Island’ to continue his college football career. The lanky corner out Punahou signed his National Letter of Intent with UNLV on Wednesday morning.

“I’ve always been dreaming of this. Looking up to my cousins who play in college for UH, now it’s my turn to take it to the ninth island and play for UNLV. It’s going to be a great experience. It’s always something I dreamed of doing,” Mendiola-Jensen told KHON2 sports reporter Alan Hoshida on Wednesday morning.

Mendiola-Jensen’s recruitment began heating up in the last nine months. His first offer didn’t arrive until last March, and he ended with over a dozen. Mendiola-Jensen joins fellow Hawaii high school product Cameron Friel in the Rebels’ 2021 signing class.