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Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel headed to West Point

By Billy Hull on June 18, 2018

Mililani quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who will enter his senior season 2,057 passing yards shy of the state’s all-time career record, announced his college commitment on Twitter today. Gabriel, who is 6 feet and 185 pounds, chose Army over offers from Air Force, Navy and Hawaii. COMMITTED!! ⚔️⚫️🔥 pic.twitter.com/B7XMBXMQDR — Dillon Gabriel ⚡️ (@_dillongabriel_) June 18, 2018 Former Waipahu football coach Sean Saturnio is an assistant coach with the Black Knights. Gabriel is 18-5 as the Trojans’ starter over the last […]

Washington lands Kahuku linebacker

By Billy Hull on June 12, 2018

The University of Washington landed its second recruit from Hawaii for the class of 2019 on Tuesday. Kahuku linebacker Miki Ah You announced on Twitter he is 100% committed to the Huskies. Nothing left to say‼️1000% COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/PIot87W4FD — Miki Ah You (@mikiahyou) June 12, 2018 Ah You joins Kaimuki’s Sama Pa’ama in the Huskies’ 2019 class and there could be more on the way. Saint Louis defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele has UW in his top 5 and Kapolei offensive […]

Punahou’s Tufono to visit Washington, Oregon

By Nick Abramo on May 18, 2018

Maninoa Tufono‘s numbers for the day are 37, 14 and 2. The Punahou linebacker has 37 Division I offers (second only to Saint Louis defensive lineman Faatui Tuitele‘s 39 among Hawaii seniors-to-be). Tufono whittled that number down to 14 finalists earlier this month. The 2 represents the number of colleges Tufono is taking unofficial visits to this weekend — Washington and Oregon. Tufono, however, does not plan on making a decision on where he will play in college until after […]

Hawaii offers Mililani QB Gabriel

By Billy Hull on May 11, 2018

Mililani quarterback Dillon Gabriel, returning for his third year starting for the Trojans in the fall, said on Twitter he has received a scholarship offer from Hawaii. Thank you Coach Rolo and the UH staff for the offer!! #GoBows 🌈 pic.twitter.com/tRYfIdUr9b — Dillon Gabriel ⚡️ (@_dillongabriel_) May 12, 2018 Gabriel, a 6-foot, 180-pound southpaw, has also been offered by Army, Air Force and Navy. In 27 games with the Trojans, Gabriel has thrown for 6,101 yards and 67 touchdowns and […]

Tufono narrows down college options

By Billy Hull on May 6, 2018

Punahou junior linebacker Maninoa Tufono, the No. 48 overall prospect in the class of 2019 according to 247Sports.com, has narrowed down his college options. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound inside linebacker, rated No. 3 overall at his position according to the same rankings, announced on Twitter on Sunday the 14 schools still in the running out of the 37 that have offered him. They are Idaho State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Florida, Washington, Stanford, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Florida State, Southern California, UCLA, […]

Taulia to join Tua at Alabama

By Billy Hull on April 21, 2018

Former Kapolei quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who prepped at Thompson Academy this past season as a junior, has committed to join his older brother, Tua, at Alabama. Taulia announced his commitment Saturday to CBS 42’s Simone Eli, who posted this video on Twitter. #BREAKING: Thompson HS quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa (@tauliaa12), younger brother of #Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, has committed to play for the Tide! #RollTide @WARRIORNATION20 @coachmarkf @Tuaamann_ @AL7AFootball @AndrewJBone @TideSports #ALpreps pic.twitter.com/VIRV3FLNub — Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) April 21, 2018 Alabama […]

Trip swayed Pa‘ama to pick UW over USC

By Nick Abramo on April 12, 2018

Kaimuki defensive lineman Evangelist “Sama” Pa‘ama announced his commitment to the University of Washington on Sunday, giving the Huskies a Division II recruit from Hawaii for the second straight recruiting class. Pa‘ama made his decision based on his successful recruiting trip there. Prior to that, he had his heart set on Southern California. Aside from Washington and USC, seven other schools have offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Pa‘ama — Arizona, Arizona State, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Virginia. […]

70 student-athletes sign letters of intent

By Hawaii Prep World on April 11, 2018

A total of 70 student-athletes signed letters of intent this morning at an event hosted by Education 1st at Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki. Here is a list of student-athletes and where they signed organized by sport. Photos also included at the bottom. BASEBALL Ola Aina, Punahou (Yakima Valley College) Austin De La Cruz, Mililani (Beloit College) Logan Ho, Aiea (Skagit Valley College) Mark Liberato Jr., Kamehameha (Brescia University) Ty Matsunami, Aiea (St. Martin’s University) Ryan Moritsugu, Hawaii Baptist (North […]