Recruiting

Punahou junior Stephen Barber, who is the likely replacement to Nick Kapule as starting quarterback for the Buffanblu next season, picked up his second Division I scholarship offer on Wednesday. Barber, who was first offered by Hawaii, picked up an offer from Navy and tweeted the news. Very honored and thankful to have received an […]

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser sports columnist Dave Reardon wrote in Sunday’s newspaper that recruiting in high school sports isn’t going to go away anytime soon. “Recruiting — by whatever name you want to call it — is a reality in high school sports,” Reardon wrote. “That goes for public and private schools.” It’s brought up in regards […]

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Two of the best Hawaii high school football players who had been playing Division I football for multiple years decided to transfer this offseason. Defensive linemen Breiden Fehoko (Farrington) and Scott Pagano (Moanalua) enjoyed the recruiting process all over again before making their decisions. This morning, Fehoko, who was a two-year starter at Texas Tech, […]

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National Football League TV analyst and former quarterback Trent Dilfer is singing the praises of former Saint Louis all-state QB Tua Tagovailoa. In a story Thursday on AL.com, Dilfer talked about his stint as an Elite 11 coach, remarking on Tagovailoa’s ability to learn quickly. Dilfer said Tagovailoa “throws it better than Aaron Rodgers threw […]

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Volleyball standout setter ShaRae Niu was one of six Kahuku seniors who signed their letters of intent on Wednesday. Niu signed with Hawaii-Hilo. Teammate Carey Williams signed with the University of Portland. Cheyenne Te’o signed with Notre Dame de Namur. Williams and Niu finished back-to-back in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Fab. 15 this past season with […]

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High school classmate. Friend. Teammate. Champion. College student-athlete. College teammate. There are few strings of words that are as gratifying as those, and that’s the road travelled by Farrington seniors Molimau Heimuli and Chantal Mailou. The two basketball standouts were among dozens from the class of 2017 who inked their letters of intent in a […]

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There are already 10 current high school sophomores from Hawaii that have received Division I scholarship offers. Even with the departure of Kapolei quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa to a high school in Alabama, the class of 2019 in Hawaii will be one of the higher rated classes every to come out of the islands. Leading the […]

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Instead of going through the final few months of high school on campus with many of his best friends, former Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is already getting to work in Tuscaloosa. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year and all-time career passing leader in Hawaii went through his first spring practice with Alabama on […]

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Kahuku freshman quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava tweeted Wednesday night that he has received a scholarship offer from Hawaii. WOW!!! BLESSED n HONORED 2 get an offer from DA HOMETOWN TEAM#GOBOWS #WARRIORS #RILunkoKALA @NickRolovich @UH_FBRecruits @808FBRecruits pic.twitter.com/AT0yQbHy2N — Sol-Jay Maiava ™ (@Jay_4QB) March 9, 2017 Maiava, a 6-foot-1 dual threat, led Kahuku to a second consecutive OIA […]

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Kapolei defensive end Kukea Emmsley continues to be a magnet. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior just received a football scholarship offer from Hawaii. Within the past week, Emmsley received his first offer, from Oregon State, and second offer, from Navy. Coach Darren Hernandez said earlier in the week that Emmsley looks like a very young version […]

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