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Taulia to join Tua at Alabama

By Billy Hull on April 21, 2018

Former Kapolei quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who prepped at Thompson Academy this past season as a junior, has committed to join his older brother, Tua, at Alabama. Taulia announced his commitment Saturday to CBS 42’s Simone Eli, who posted this video on Twitter. #BREAKING: Thompson HS quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa (@tauliaa12), younger brother of #Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, has committed to play for the Tide! #RollTide @WARRIORNATION20 @coachmarkf @Tuaamann_ @AL7AFootball @AndrewJBone @TideSports #ALpreps pic.twitter.com/VIRV3FLNub — Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) April 21, 2018 Alabama […]

Trip swayed Pa‘ama to pick UW over USC

By Nick Abramo on April 12, 2018

Kaimuki defensive lineman Evangelist “Sama” Pa‘ama announced his commitment to the University of Washington on Sunday, giving the Huskies a Division II recruit from Hawaii for the second straight recruiting class. Pa‘ama made his decision based on his successful recruiting trip there. Prior to that, he had his heart set on Southern California. Aside from Washington and USC, seven other schools have offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Pa‘ama — Arizona, Arizona State, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Virginia. […]

70 student-athletes sign letters of intent

By Hawaii Prep World on April 11, 2018

A total of 70 student-athletes signed letters of intent this morning at an event hosted by Education 1st at Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki. Here is a list of student-athletes and where they signed organized by sport. Photos also included at the bottom. BASEBALL Ola Aina, Punahou (Yakima Valley College) Austin De La Cruz, Mililani (Beloit College) Logan Ho, Aiea (Skagit Valley College) Mark Liberato Jr., Kamehameha (Brescia University) Ty Matsunami, Aiea (St. Martin’s University) Ryan Moritsugu, Hawaii Baptist (North […]

Kapolei’s Bartolotti commits to Hawaii

By Nick Abramo on March 14, 2018

Kapolei pitcher Cira Bartolotti gave an oral commitment to play for the University of Hawaii softball team, according to Hurricanes coach Keoke Behic. The Hurricanes are off to a 3-2 start in the OIA West, and Bartolotti, a junior transfer from Maui High, is an important part of the team. She had 12 strikeouts against Campbell and eight strikeouts each against Leilehua and Pearl City. Bartolotti played for the Utah Firecrackers club team last summer. “She’s a really good kid […]

Two Crusaders listed in first 2020 recruiting rankings

By Billy Hull on March 14, 2018

Saint Louis teammates Jordan Botelho and Matt Sykes have made 247Sports’ first recruiting rankings for the class of 2020. Botelho, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound inside linebacker, is listed as the 114th overall prospect and the third-best inside linebacker. He came on strong in the second half of his sophomore season and made his presence known in a win over Punahou to clinch the ILH first-round title. Botelho, who holds offers from California and Hawaii, had three sacks in the first half […]

Kahuku OL Enokk Vimahi chats about The Opening

By Paul Honda on March 13, 2018

At 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, Enokk Vimahi is an imposing figure anywhere he dwells. It’s the intelligence and obedience in his mind and spirit, though, that separate him from much of the world. The Kahuku junior made his mark recently at The Opening in San Francisco, rated No. 2 among offensive linemen. It was a banner weekend for island players: Lokahi Pauole of Kamehameha and Duke Clemens of Punahou joined Vimahi among the top five of O-linemen at the prestigious event. […]

Q&A: Kamehameha OL Lokahi Pauole on The Opening

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2018

Three of the top five offensive linemen who performed at The Opening in San Francisco over the weekend came from Hawaii. Lokahi Pauole, Kamehameha’s stout lineman, rated No. 3 overall. The other two top-five OL from the islands were Enokk Vimahi of Kahuku and Duke Clemens of Punahou. Pauole, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound junior, has scholarship offers from Boise State, Hawaii and San Diego State. He chatted with Hawaii Prep World after returning. To view our football recruiting page, click here. […]

Five-star DT Faatui Tuitele ready for some visits

By Paul Honda on February 19, 2018

If there was a grade for time management, that would probably be another A-plus for Faatui Tuitele. The Saint Louis junior manages to post elite grades in the midst of training for football. Without athletics, the numbers are eye-popping: a 3.9 grade-point average for the fall semester, including a 4.2 in the latest quarter. Combine that with his success as the nation’s No. 2-rated defense tackle, and the doors of opportunity keep opening. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound phenom has 32 scholarship […]