Recruiting

Here’s a Q&A with Saint Louis football/basketball player Fred Ulu-Perry. I asked about workouts and dedication. He answered everything, and I realized at some point that Fred is all about excellence, but he’s also about consistency. Watching him on the football field is one thing. He’s an All-State first-team offensive lineman. But on the basketball […]

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PIAA executive director Doris Sullivan had a full house for the annual PIAA/Under Armour Football Combine on Saturday. The list of participants maxed out at 260 going into the annual event, but Doris noted that 280 wound up participating. Click on the link below to see the results. 2014-PIAA-COMBINE-RESULTS (Note: This version of results is […]

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Some great footage of OL-versus-DL one-on-one (no pad) drills. Farrington defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave look terrific against the top guys in the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp. Also in the footage is DL Salanoa Alo-Wily (Kahuku) and DT Rex Manu (Mililani). Fehoko (6-3, 285) has already committed to play […]

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The 13th annual Under Armour-PIAA Hawaii high school football combine is filling up quickly. The event, which will be held May 31 at Mililani High School’s John Kauinana Stadium, is open to players in grades 9 through 12. PIAA administrative director Doris Sullivan said that about 200 of the 260 spots have been filled. Cost […]

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Farrington junior Breiden Fehoko has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American game in January. The Star-Advertiser all-state defensive tackle is one of the top recruits in the country with more than 30 college scholarship offers. Fehoko, at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, committed to Texas Tech in April. Fehoko declined to play in […]

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Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed […]

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The scholarship offer count passed 30 recently when Oregon jumped into the Breiden Fehoko sweepstakes, but Farrington scholar-athlete Breiden Fehoko has his mind on Lubbock, Texas.

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Fred Ulu-Perry had a memorable weekend. First, he attended the Nike Football SPARQ Combine at Cerritos, Calif. Then the Saint Louis left tackle took part in the SoCal Nike Camp in Redondo, earning offensive line MVP honors. “There were a lot of great offensive linemen there,” said Ulu-Perry, a three-sport athlete. “I had that mindset. […]

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Signing day for football seniors has passed, but there’s no break for recruiters and athletes in the class of 2015. Texas Tech made that clear on Tuesday with a scholarship offer to Saint Louis All-State left tackle Fred Ulu-Perry. Texas Tech fan site 247Sports.com posted the news. The junior is one of the more intriguing […]

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Stories like this — Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini wrestling a potential recruit — are more than just a bit entertaining. Social media, getting to know today’s kids… the coaches will to take even just a tiny step out of their comfort zones are going to get an edge. The ones who sit in their […]

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Signing Day (extended)

by Paul Honda on February 6, 2014

(Here’s an extended report on Wednesday’s letter-of-intent signing ceremony hosted by PIAA at the Sheraton Waikiki. The first version was published in this morning’s Star-Advertiser. See Tuesday’s short story and photo gallery on Prep World here.) Larry Tuileta broke some bleeding green hearts, but otherwise the University of Hawaii netted a nice senior class on […]

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