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Washington, Cal hold slight lead for Tupuola-Fetui

By Hawaii Prep World on October 17, 2017

Pearl City senior defensive end Zion Tupuola-Fetui has had quite the year. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound college prospect has received eight scholarship offers since the calendar turned. He’s also played a big role in getting the Chargers to the OIA Division II final against Waipahu a week from Thursday at Aloha Stadium. He was the feature in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which you can read here. Among the highlights in the story is that his high school coach, Robin Kami, believes he […]

Kamehameha’s Welch names Top 5

By Billy Hull on October 10, 2017

Kamehameha senior defensive end Jonah Welch has narrowed his college choice to five schools. Welch, who is 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds and was invited to the Polynesian Bowl last month, holds offers from seven schools. He tweeted today that he has cut Army and Nevada from his list, leaving Air Force, Hawaii, Navy, Syracuse and Vanderbilt as the remaining schools. 5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/Plz66qIbC2 — JKW (@jonah_41) October 10, 2017 Kamehameha’s season is on the line Friday against Punahou in the first […]

Mauga says he’s “fully committed” to USC

By Billy Hull on October 9, 2017

Four months ago, Waianae linebacker Kana’i Mauga, the No. 1-rated recruit in the class of 2018 from Hawaii, announced he was committing to Southern California but “leaving his options open.” Monday night, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior wrote on Twitter that those options include only one school now — the Trojans. Mauga said he is fully committed to USC. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/rLothkJm8X — Kana'i Mauga (@kanai_mauga) October 10, 2017 Mauga has played a big part in helping No. 7 Waianae win five straight […]

Fotu commits to Saint Mary’s

By Nick Abramo on September 28, 2017

Former Kahuku star Daniel Fotu has given an oral commitment to play basketball at Saint Mary’s, a source from Hawaii confirmed today. Last winter, Fotu, a 6-foot-7 forward who lives in New Zealand, enrolled at Kahuku after the start of basketball season, spent the three months of basketball season in Hawaii and led the Red Raiders to the Division I state championship before moving back to New Zealand. Fotu’s commitment to play for the Gaels was first reported by ESPN, […]

St. Francis sophomore lands Oregon offer

By Billy Hull on September 27, 2017

St. Francis sophomore offensive lineman Ope Laloulu landed his first scholarship offer from Oregon today, Saints coach Kip Akana said. Laloulu, the starting left tackle for the Saints (5-2, 3-1 ILH Division II), is 6-foot-7 and 340 pounds. “He can run too,” Akana said. “He doesn’t fit the bill of big for nothing, I can tell you that.” Laloulu is the 11th known sophomore currently in Hawaii with at least one scholarship offer. He was offered by Oregon defensive line […]

St. Francis’ Akana to play baseball for Hawaii

By Billy Hull on September 5, 2017

St. Francis junior Bubba Akana, who plays football, basketball and baseball for the Saints, has committed to play baseball for Hawaii beginning in 2020. Akana committed to the UH coaching staff this morning. Soon after, he passed his road test to get his driver’s license. “Pretty great,” Akana said in a phone interview this afternoon. “It’s great because I get to be around my family and stuff and can always just play in front of them instead of them having […]

KS-Hawaii’s Spaar commits to Temple

By Paul Honda on August 31, 2017

Kamehameha-Hawaii sophomore Nani Spaar has committed to play volleyball for Temple University, according to Pilipa‘a Volleyball Club Coach Chris Leonard. Over the summer, the 6-foot outside hitter played with Pilipa‘a at the USA Volleyball National Junior Championships, then trained at the USA Volleyball Select A2 Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Former Kamehameha (Kapalama) standout Mia Heirakuji is a junior libero at Temple. Former Moanalua outside hitter Gabby Matautia also played at Temple.

Hawaii offers Campbell’s Adkins-Kupukaa

By Billy Hull on August 21, 2017

Campbell sophomore Poki’i Adkins-Kupukaa, a 6-foot, 185-pound wide receiver and defensive back, landed his first scholarship offer today from Hawaii. Cover2’s Rob DeMello first reported the offer for Adkins-Kupukaa, who set a new Campbell single-game receiving record with 204 yards in a 26-20 win over Farrington 10 days ago. Adkins-Kupukaa leads the state with 399 receiving yards and four touchdowns in three games for No. 7 Campbell, which plays at Waianae on Friday. He is the 10th sophomore in Hawaii […]