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Hawaii boasts 3 of the top 40 recruits in the nation

By Billy Hull on February 1, 2018

Recruiting website 247Sports updated their football rankings for the class of 2019 and now has three players from Hawaii ranked in the top 40 in the country. Saint Louis five-star defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele jumped 14 spots and is now No. 13 overall among current high school juniors. The 6-foot-4, 299-pound reigning first-team All-State player is the No. 3-rated defensive tackle prospect. Tuitele’s offer sheet according to the Hawaii Prep World tracker: Arizona State, BYU, California, Clemson, Florida, Fresno State, […]

Kapolei’s Faumui to stay home for football

By Billy Hull on January 31, 2018

Kapolei defensive tackle Aaron Faumui has accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawaii. UPDATE: UH football beat writer Stephen Tsai talked to Faumui. You can read more here. Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez posted on his Twitter account that Faumui is 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds and had 14 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last season. One of Kapolei’s finest-Aaron Faumui-has verbally committed to the University of Hawaii! The 6’3 280 lb. Defensive Tackle chose Hawaii over Florida, Virginia, […]

Pac-12, Big Ten, SEC extend offers in Hawaii

By Billy Hull on January 23, 2018

Just how good is the class of 2019 in Hawaii shaping up recruiting wise in football? Consider this. Kapolei offensive lineman Julius Buelow just picked up offers from Florida and Washington in the last 24 hours. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Buelow now has 14 offers total, including seven from the Pac-12 (Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington, Washington State). He is the No. 154 overall prospect in the nation among current high school juniors and the 18th-best offensive tackle […]

Player of the year Ka’aha’aina-Torres commits to Utah

By Billy Hull on January 21, 2018

‘Iolani senior Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres, who was the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year, announced on Twitter today she has committed to Utah. Ka’aha’aina-Torres, who was named to the Under Armour All-America second team this past season, had originally committed to Missouri but changed her mind during the volleyball season. She averaged 4.9 kills per set and led ‘Iolani to a 31-11 overall record, including its first ever Ann Kang Invitational championship. The 6-foot outside hitter and setter will join her […]

Tuitele’s recruitment reaching another level

By Billy Hull on January 16, 2018

Hawaii once produced the No. 4-ranked defensive recruit in the country when Punahou’s Manti Teo signed with Notre Dame in 2009. Recently, the islands have produced the Elite 11 winning quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa of Saint Louis, who signed with Alabama and led the Crimson Tide to a national championship, spurring a second-half comeback in a win over Georgia in overtime. The top junior prospect in the state is Saint Louis defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele, who is one of four prospects […]

RECRUITING: Offers made over the weekend

By Billy Hull on January 14, 2018

The second signing period for the class of 2018 takes place next month, but with schools filling out a lot of their class already, they are moving on to the current crop of juniors. Kahuku offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi, who is 6-5 and 270, tweeted Saturday that he has added an offer from Oklahoma State. Blessed to have received an offer from Oklahoma State University!!!🔶 #OKstate — Enokk "Inoke" Vimahi (@enokkvimahi) January 13, 2018 UPDATE: Tufono and Vimahi and […]

LIVE BLOG: Early Signing Day for 2018

By Hawaii Prep World on December 20, 2017

The early signing period allowed for football this year has made recruiting a little different this year. Some of Hawaii’s top recruits in the class of 2018 are taking that opportunity to sign early, including Pearl City’s Zion Tupuola-Fetui. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end at Pearl City looks like a perfect fit at BUCK linebacker for the Washington Huskies. Tupuola-Fetui signed his national letter of intent this morning before school started. Tupuola-Fetui, who chose Washington over an impressive list of […]

Washington erased all self-doubt for Tupuola-Fetui

By Christian Shimabuku on December 20, 2017

Pearl City senior Zion Tupuola-Fetui became one of the first players from Hawaii to take advantage of new rules that allowed him to sign his National Letter of Intent early, putting his commitment to Washington in ink on Wednesday morning. If you were to tell him he would be in this position a year ago, he probably would have laughed. “I wouldn’t believe you,” he said. “Not for a second.” The towering defensive end and outside linebacker, who projects to […]