Recruiting

PIAA Letter of Intent signing day

April 16, 2014

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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Fehoko commits to Texas Tech

April 14, 2014

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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Crusader tops big Nike field

March 11, 2014

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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Texas Tech makes offer to Ulu-Perry

February 7, 2014

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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How far should a coach go for a recruit?

February 6, 2014

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)

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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Signing Day: Tuileta’s dilemma and more

February 5, 2014

Larry Tuileta, Punahou’s All-State quarterback, spurned Hawaii and signed with USC this morning at PIAA’s Letter-of-Intent signing ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki. In the story at the Star-Advertiser’s breaking news this morning, “Tui” explains how USC got involved long after he had committed to play football and volleyball at UH. He will be a preferred […]

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Poi Report: Update 2/2

February 2, 2014

Here’s a look at many of the local players who may play college football next season. This is, by no means, and end-all type of list. If you know of a player who has committed or is receiving interest from a college, please post in the comments section or e-mail me (phonda@staradvertiser.com). Our recruiting story […]

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Poi Report: Fernandez commits to Washington St.

December 16, 2013

Kapolei defensive lineman Kingston Fernandez has committed to play football for Washington State, according to Hurricanes coach Darren Hernandez. Fernandez also had offers from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado and several Mountain West Conference schools. He amassed 17 sacks this season. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end is the third Hurricane to commit since the season ended. […]

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Video: HUB Senior Bowl

December 4, 2013

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (post game) Part 4 (post game) This was one of those all-star games that featured more defense than usual by either team. The East didn’t have the marquee programs — D-I state finalists Punahou and Mililani are part of the West. But the East defense stole the show, and […]

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Poi Report: Kapolei’s Kapoi commits to Wisconsin

December 3, 2013

Kapolei offensive lineman Micah Kapoi has committed to play football for the University of Wisconsin. Hurricanes coach Darren Hernandez confirmed the announcement by phone on Sunday night. “Micah committed to play center/guard for the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten. He is looking to major in business and was very impressed by their business school,” […]

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Poi Report: Sanchez commits to CU (update)

November 20, 2013

(9:30 p.m. Updated with quotes from Jaisen Sanchez.) At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, it wasn’t hard to find Jaisen Sanchez on the football field. The senior cornerback’s stellar season was icing on the cake for recruiters. Colorado liked him back in the summer, when Sanchez participated in the All-Poly Camp. The Buffaloes offered him a […]

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Poi Report: Vakameilalo commits to Oregon St.

November 6, 2013

Kapolei defensive tackle Kalani Vakameilalo had his mind on Oregon State. Now the Beavers have his oral commitment. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound senior committed to OSU on Wednesday night, Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez confirmed. Vakameilalo had also received offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Kansas, Nevada, Pitt, San Diego State, Washington State and Wyoming. In the […]

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Poi Report: ASU offers Kapolei’s Fernandez

November 6, 2013

Kapolei linebacker/defensive end Kingston Fernandez has been offered a football scholarship by Arizona State. Hurricanes coach Darren Hernandez confirmed the offer this afternoon. Fernandez is a 6-foot-3, 245-pound senior who is an NCAA academic qualifier, the coach added. Also, Kapolei defensive tackle Kalani Vakameilalo has also been made an offer by Arizona State. Vakameilalo (6-4, […]

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