Recruiting

Video: Signing Day

by Stan Lee on February 3, 2016

High school athletes signed their National Letters of Intent at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance signing event at the Sheraton Waikiki.

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Kahuku senior linebacker Hirkley Latu signed with Brigham Young on Wednesday. Latu had offers from California, Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon State, Utah and Utah State. Latu was one of eight Kahuku defensive players selected to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state first team in December. Kahuku went 13-0 and won the state title. Kahuku defensive lineman Bradlee […]

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Mililani senior running back Vavae Malepeai had been committed to Oregon for nearly a year. And now he’s going to USC. The state’s all-time leading rusher made a last-minute switch, signing with USC at the PIAA event at Sheraton Waikiki on Wednesday morning after being committed to Oregon since last summer. Malepeai visited USC last […]

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The top two wide receivers in the state this past season are staying home for college. Kamehameha’s Kumoku Noa announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will stay home and play for Hawaii, joining Mililani’s Kalakaua Timoteo at UH. Both receivers were named to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state first team in December and were […]

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Kamehameha’s Alema Kapoi was leaning toward committing to Navy when visits to West Point and the Air Force suddenly opened his recruitment up. Over the weekend, Navy closed the door on it. Kapoi gave his commitment to the Midshipmen coaching staff Sunday after finishing his official visit. He was hosted by Kamehameha alumnus Blaze Ryder […]

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‘Iolani senior Keoni-Kordell Makekau said Friday he has committed to Navy and will sign with the Midshipmen next Wednesday on National Letter of Intent Signing Day. The speedy 5-foot-10, 170-pound wide receiver visited Navy back in November and took in a home game against SMU. He committed shortly after the trip but admits he’s not […]

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Kaiser multi-purpose player Nic Tom told Hawaii Prep World on Friday that he is waiting to hear back from Hawaii before making a decision between the Warriors and Air Force for his college football career. Tom said he has an offer from Air Force and is also being recruited by the University of San Diego […]

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Former Farrington outside linebacker Jeremiah Pritchard orally committed to play for Hawaii, according to Rivals.com. Pritchard made his commitment Saturday. He played for the Governors as a junior and went to Silverado High in Las Vegas for his senior year. He was one of four Farrington players to transfer to Silverado before last season. The […]

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‘Iolani offensive lineman Josh Hauani’o joined the ever-growing list of local football players that will stay home for college when he committed to the University of Hawaii on Tuesday night. Hauani’o, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound senior, was offered by Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich on Monday and took 24 hours to mull over a decision before […]

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Taulapapa opens up recruiting

by Billy Hull on December 30, 2015

Punahou senior Wayne Taulapapa is back on the recruiting market. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back wrote on Twitter Wednesday that he is no longer committed to BYU after a recent coaching change. Former Cougars coach Bronco Mendenhall took the head job at Virginia and was replaced last week by Kalani Sitake. “With something new comes […]

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