Recruiting

Punahou WR Noa commits to Cal

by Paul Honda on December 18, 2014

California Golden Blogs has reported today that Punahou wide receiver Kanawai Noa has committed to play for the University of California. Noa caught 58 passes for 1,113 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. He also returned two punts and one kickoff for TDs. He was a Star-Advertiser All-State first-team selection as a junior. The […]

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Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry hasn’t wavered in his early commitment to UCLA. The 6-foot-2,5, 295-pound left tackle committed to UCLA before his senior year began. “I’m a UCLA commit, 110 percent,” he texted on Monday night. But that doesn’t mean Ulu-Perry is staying land-locked. In January, he plans to visit Texas A&M, Colorado […]

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Punahou senior Alex Trifonovitch has been offered an opportunity to play football for the University of Hawaii. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance announced the news on Monday night. Trifonovitch was Punahou’s starting punter and backup placekicker. Both he and starting PK Jon Toner have touchback range on kickoffs. Trifonovitch averaged 40 yards per punt in two […]

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Punahou linebacker Ronley Lakalaka has received a scholarship offer from San Diego State. Pacific Island Athletic Alliance made the news public this morning. Lakalaka, a 6-foot, 210-pound senior, was part of a stellar defense that helped Punahou win the ILH championship and reach the state tournament final. Lakalaka, younger brother of University of Hawaii running […]

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Used to be a call from the Pac-10 Conference was a huge deal. Mosi Tatupu. John Kamana. Back in the day, everybody got perked up about the Punahou stars going to USC to play football. These days, local players aren’t just considering one or two schools from the since-renamed Pac 12. They’re visiting multiple schools […]

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A busy December is going into warp speed for Kapolei offensive lineman Viliamu Auwae. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound senior will be en route to Texas this weekend to play in the Blue-Gray All-American game. The game will be played on Sunday in AT&T Stadium in Arlington. He heads right home after that. Finals week is right […]

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The Life Champion Senior Bowl, operated by Hawaii Football Club, released its roster for the Dec. 6 exhibition game today. The roster is filled with seniors from across the islands, including Oahu. The teams have not been determined yet, but the birth of this exhibition is a relief for ILH and OIA players who had […]

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(Below is the extended version of a feature story on Kahuku football player Salanoa-Alo Wily. The slightly shorter version was published in Tuesday’s edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.) Beyond the B-plus grade-point average and the wrecking-ball style of play, he just wanted to come home. Salanoa-Alo Wily is a walking contradiction to some. At 6-foot-1 […]

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The Oregonian has reported that Punahou defensive end Canton Kaumatule has orally committed to the Ducks. Kaumatule reportedly committed to UO on Friday while visiting the campus. Photos on the site show Kaumatule enjoying Oregon’s 45-16 win over Stanford. His older brother, Luke Kaumatule, is a junior defensive end for Stanford. One photo shows him […]

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A focus video on Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry by Scout.com is online. The video shows Ulu-Perry’s dominance despite Saint Louis’ 63-14 loss to defending CIF state champion St. John Bosco on Friday. Ulu-Perry committed to UCLA in July, but this video is likely to attract more attention from recruiters. See the video here.

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