Recruiting

In a widely-speculated change of direction, the NCAA has removed its potential ban of so-called satellite football camps for high school football players today. See the official announcement on the NCAA’s site here. The proposal to implant a ban was suggested roughly a month ago to the chagrin of players, parents and some college coaches […]

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After taking part in Hawaii’s Junior Day event over the weekend, Punahou sophomore Stephen Barber was rewarded with his first scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors. Extremely blessed to receive my 1st offer from Hawaii @NickRolovich @CoachStutzmann @abe_elimimian #DefendPrideRock pic.twitter.com/V9o6Op6oRR — Stephen Barber Jr (@StephenBarberJr) April 26, 2016 Barber, who is 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, […]

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Saint Louis junior Tua Tagovailoa announced Saturday that he will make his college commitment on May 2. Tagovailoa is the highest-rated high school quarterback prospect ever to come out of Hawaii and recently visited SEC schools Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss. Taking time and praying on a decision. I will make my official commitment on […]

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Up and down, down and up. The nature of football recruiting in the islands is unique, but when Pac-12 recruiters — and coaches from several other major conferences, plus small colleges and JCs — showed up to a PIAA-hosted combine years ago, it was a boon for local players. However, until last year’s Maximum Exposure […]

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Mililani alum and current Pima C.C. freshman Jordan Agasiva was named the No. 1 overall junior college recruit for the class of 2017 by 247sports.com on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman, who committed to Hawaii out of high school but had to go to junior college for academic issues, jumped to the No. 1 […]

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Fifty high school seniors declared their future plans by signing letters of intent on Wednesday morning in another pristine and beautiful setting at the Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki. That’s the good news. The bad? This was the final LOI signing event hosted […]

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Tua Tagovailoa, the prized quarterback recruit from Saint Louis, took unofficial visits to Ole Miss and Auburn over the weekend and he is on his way to an unofficial visit at Alabama, according to various sources, including SECCountry.com, 247sports.com, his head coach at Saint Louis, Cal Lee, and the Tagovailoa’s family. According to an SEC […]

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Former Moanalua football head coach Arnold Martinez has been keeping busy in the sport, even though he does not have a job in the coaching ranks right now. The Moanalua teacher last coached Na Menehune in 2013, but he’s been elsewhere sponging up football coaching knowledge, aside from broadcasting Hawaii high school games on the […]

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UNLV continues to target Hawaii as one of its top recruiting priorities, handing out two more offers to local standouts this week. Kahuku tight end/defensive end Aliki Vimahi added UNLV on Tuesday to a list of offers that includes BYU, Colorado, Hawaii and Oregon State. Vimahi, who is 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, is up to […]

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Kamehameha junior Andrew Aleki tweeted on Sunday that he has picked up his first Division I offer from the University of Hawaii. Aleki is 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds and plays defensive end/outside linebacker. Humbled and Grateful to receive my first offer from University Of Hawaii #DefendPrideRock #GoBows pic.twitter.com/nJ2htjAeCV — AKA42 (@andrewaleki) March 27, 2016 Here […]

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