2024 Season Countdown: #94 Micah Ka’apana

2024 Season Countdown: #94 Micah Ka’apana

July 9, 2024
Micah Ka’apana

Name: Micah Ka’apana
190 lbs.
High school: 
Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman
Running back
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
Ka’apana was a senior in high school (LINK). He ran for 732 yards and 9 touchdowns.
TTB Rating: 

One player with a tantalizing high school highlights reel is running back Micah Ka’apana. A product of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, he plays with a lot of other star players, so it’s tough to gauge how well a player like him would produce on a more ho-hum team. But his junior highlights consist of a ton of long runs through huge holes. He averaged over 12 yards per carry that season and scored a total of 19 touchdowns on just 81 targets, which means he scored on almost 25% of his carries.

Michigan has usually been able to give at least three running backs a pretty good number of carries. With Donovan Edwards and Kalel Mullings likely to take a huge chunk of the touches, the real question is about who emerges as that third back. Some people are penciling in fellow freshman Jordan Marshall, while second-year player Ben Hall is also an intriguing option. Ka’apana is a speedy player with big-play potential, and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. Altogether, Michigan has a good mix of speedy players (Edwards, Ka’apana, Cole Cabana) and pound-the-rock types (Mullings, Hall, Marshall) to be able to do a variety of things with play calling and personnel. I think Ka’apana will probably get a few carries in mop-up duty if possible, but he’s likely to play in four games or fewer so he can keep his redshirt.

Prediction: Redshirt

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