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Chargers’ Tupuola-Fetui commits to Pac-12 school

By Billy Hull on December 9, 2017

Pearl City defensive end/linebacker prospect Zion Tupuola-Fetui has committed to Washington while on his official visit with the Huskies this weekend according to online reports. He later tweeted out his commitment on Twitter. Tupuola-Fetui, who is 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, told Blair Angulo of 247sports that he made his decision because, “the culture that coach Pete (Chris Petersen) has brought to the program and the sense of home and family that I’ve gotten there.” You can read the full story […]

Kamehameha, Kahuku linemen make commitments

By Billy Hull on November 22, 2017

Kamehameha senior Jonah Welch, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, has given an oral commitment to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy. He announced the decision on Twitter with a video. CASE CLOSED…. #Committed ✔️ pic.twitter.com/DHw5bmrYLd — JKW (@jonah_41) November 23, 2017 Welch had seven scholarship offers and chose Navy over Air Force, Army, Hawaii, Nevada, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. Navy currently lists three players from Hawaii on its roster, WR/RB Keoni-Kordell Makekau (‘Iolani), OL Adam Amosa-Tagovailoa (Campbell) and defensive lineman […]

Hawaii makes offer to clutch playmaker Quinn

By Paul Honda on November 11, 2017

Just a few hours after Saint Louis’ 47-23 comeback victory over Mililani in the Division I-Open semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships, wide receiver Mitchell Quinn had some news to share. Quinn, who caught eight passes for a state-tournament record 307 yards and five touchdowns, announced that he has received his first college scholarship offer: Hawaii. The story that passed through the press box after the game at Aloha Stadium is that UH passing-game coordinator and wide […]

Kahuku QB lands big Pac-12 offer

By Billy Hull on November 7, 2017

After playing one of the best games of his young career, Kahuku sophomore quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava earned a big-time offer from the Pac-12 on Tuesday. Very BLESSED n GRATEFUL to say that I have received an offer from The University of Oregon!!! #GoDucks🦆 #WinTheDay #DoSomething #RR4L #808FB pic.twitter.com/elLFQA9F79 — Sol-Jay Maiava ™ (@Jay_4QB) November 7, 2017 Maiava, who is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, adds Oregon to an offer sheet that includes Michigan, Utah, Fresno State and Hawaii. Maiava missed the […]

Oregon State lands commitment from Saint Louis DB

By Billy Hull on October 29, 2017

No Division I college football team outside of Hawaii has more players from the islands than Oregon State. The Beavers, who signed three players from the islands earlier this year in their 2017 class and have 10 total listed on their roster, will add another next season. Saint Louis defensive back Isaiah Tufaga announced on Twitter on Sunday morning that he will accept a scholarship offer and sign with OSU. Committed🔸◾️ #GoBeavs #BTD18 pic.twitter.com/fG49wBDUDP — ISAIAH TUFAGA (@IsaiahTufaga) October 29, […]

Punahou’s Uluave lands Mountain West offer

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2017

Punahou senior offensive lineman Alama Uluave holds the most Division I college scholarship offers in the class of 2018 for an uncommitted player from Hawaii. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Uluave added to that list on Wednesday, landing his 11th offer overall. It came from the Mountain West. Excited and Blessed 🙏🏾 to have received an offer from San Diego State University!💯#GoAztecs ⚪️⚫️🔴 pic.twitter.com/91YDVJQQwZ — Alama Uluave (@alama_uluave) October 25, 2017 San Diego State joined a list that includes Air Force, Army, […]

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 […]