Wright On: Max Unger holds informed perspective on Big Island football prospects

New Orleans Saints veteran center Max Unger was but a 3-star prospect during his playing days at Hawaii Prep. “People get carried away with all that stuff,” Unger said last week from his home in Honaunau. “I would tell (high school players), not to get caught up in all that stuff. Just listen to your coaches, work on your body, stay in shape all year, don’t slack off, those are the things that will help you.”

By any view, he was not only among a flood of fully-loaded, ready-to-go National Football League stars on the 2008 Oregon football team, he was one of the stars himself, right up there with the big names in Eugene.