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Mauga says he’s “fully committed” to USC

By Billy Hull on October 9, 2017

Four months ago, Waianae linebacker Kana’i Mauga, the No. 1-rated recruit in the class of 2018 from Hawaii, announced he was committing to Southern California but “leaving his options open.” Monday night, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior wrote on Twitter that those options include only one school now — the Trojans. Mauga said he is fully committed to USC. 🙏 — Kana'i Mauga (@kanai_mauga) October 10, 2017 Mauga has played a big part in helping No. 7 Waianae win five straight […]

Fotu commits to Saint Mary’s

By Nick Abramo on September 28, 2017

Former Kahuku star Daniel Fotu has given an oral commitment to play basketball at Saint Mary’s, a source from Hawaii confirmed today. Last winter, Fotu, a 6-foot-7 forward who lives in New Zealand, enrolled at Kahuku after the start of basketball season, spent the three months of basketball season in Hawaii and led the Red Raiders to the Division I state championship before moving back to New Zealand. Fotu’s commitment to play for the Gaels was first reported by ESPN, […]

St. Francis sophomore lands Oregon offer

By Billy Hull on September 27, 2017

St. Francis sophomore offensive lineman Ope Laloulu landed his first scholarship offer from Oregon today, Saints coach Kip Akana said. Laloulu, the starting left tackle for the Saints (5-2, 3-1 ILH Division II), is 6-foot-7 and 340 pounds. “He can run too,” Akana said. “He doesn’t fit the bill of big for nothing, I can tell you that.” Laloulu is the 11th known sophomore currently in Hawaii with at least one scholarship offer. He was offered by Oregon defensive line […]

St. Francis’ Akana to play baseball for Hawaii

By Billy Hull on September 5, 2017

St. Francis junior Bubba Akana, who plays football, basketball and baseball for the Saints, has committed to play baseball for Hawaii beginning in 2020. Akana committed to the UH coaching staff this morning. Soon after, he passed his road test to get his driver’s license. “Pretty great,” Akana said in a phone interview this afternoon. “It’s great because I get to be around my family and stuff and can always just play in front of them instead of them having […]

KS-Hawaii’s Spaar commits to Temple

By Paul Honda on August 31, 2017

Kamehameha-Hawaii sophomore Nani Spaar has committed to play volleyball for Temple University, according to Pilipa‘a Volleyball Club Coach Chris Leonard. Over the summer, the 6-foot outside hitter played with Pilipa‘a at the USA Volleyball National Junior Championships, then trained at the USA Volleyball Select A2 Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Former Kamehameha (Kapalama) standout Mia Heirakuji is a junior libero at Temple. Former Moanalua outside hitter Gabby Matautia also played at Temple.

Hawaii offers Campbell’s Adkins-Kupukaa

By Billy Hull on August 21, 2017

Campbell sophomore Poki’i Adkins-Kupukaa, a 6-foot, 185-pound wide receiver and defensive back, landed his first scholarship offer today from Hawaii. Cover2’s Rob DeMello first reported the offer for Adkins-Kupukaa, who set a new Campbell single-game receiving record with 204 yards in a 26-20 win over Farrington 10 days ago. Adkins-Kupukaa leads the state with 399 receiving yards and four touchdowns in three games for No. 7 Campbell, which plays at Waianae on Friday. He is the 10th sophomore in Hawaii […]

Kahuku’s Vimahi lands first SEC offer

By Billy Hull on August 8, 2017

Kahuku junior offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi landed his first scholarship offer from the SEC on Thursday. Ole Miss became the 10th school overall to offer the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Vimahi, who opens his season Friday night at home against Leilehua. Vimahi has put together an impressive offer sheet — USC, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska, BYU, Utah, Syracuse, Fresno State, Hawaii and now the Rebels. 247Sports lists Vimahi as the No. 112 overall player, the 14th-best offensive tackle overall and the third-best tackle in […]

Kapolei’s Emmsley headed to the Mountain West

By Billy Hull on July 26, 2017

Kapolei defensive end Kukea Emmsley, who picked up nine scholarship offers since the start of the year, has decided to end his recruitment in time for the start of his senior season. Emmsley, who is 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, announced on Twitter today that he has committed to Boise State, calling it his dream school since he was young. Its about that time🤙 — Kukea Emmsley (@KukeaE) July 27, 2017 Emmsley chose the Broncos over offers from Oregon, Oregon […]