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Punahou’s Harrison makes early commitment to SEC school

By Billy Hull on September 10, 2018

Kalae Harrison will play baseball at a school that is the furthest away from home he was comfortable with leaving. The Punahou junior middle infielder orally committed to play at Texas A&M on Sunday while visiting the school. “I got the offer in the summer and it was kind of one of my top schools so I chose (Texas A&M) to be the first (school) that I go (visit),” Harrison said Monday. “It was always the school I wanted to […]

Hawaii offers Kamehameha’s Evaimalo

By Billy Hull on August 21, 2018

Kamehameha junior Ezra Evaimalo tweeted out Tuesday night that he has earned his first scholarship offer — from the University of Hawaii. God you never fail! Thankful to recieve my first scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii!! Psalms 149:4 🎇 #defendpriderock — Ezra Evaimalo (@EzraEvaimalo) August 22, 2018 Evaimalo, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker/defensive end, is one of four defensive starters and five players total on the Warriors with at least one scholarship offer. He is the only junior of […]

Punahou’s Tufono headed to the Pac-12

By Billy Hull on August 6, 2018

Punahou linebacker Maninoa Tufono, a four-star recruit with nearly 40 Division I offers, ended his recruiting process on Monday by committing to Southern California. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior chose USC out of a top five that included Texas, UCLA, LSU and Washington. He posted a video announcing his commitment on his Twitter page. C O M M I T T E D 👑“It take a village to raise a kid and this is my story…🌹” — 5🌹 (@maninoa_tufono) August […]

Kamehameha’s Keonilei Akana picks Pac-12 school

By Billy Hull on July 31, 2018

A few years from now, a potential women’s volleyball match between Hawaii and Southern California could bring out some emotional moments in the Akana household. A few months after Kamehameha senior Braelyn Akana decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Joselyn Robins-Akana, and commit to the University of Hawaii, younger sister Keonilei has decided to take her volleyball talents to the Pac-12. Keonilei Akana, now a junior at Kamehameha, verbally committed to USC on Monday after participating in […]

Crusaders’ Botelho makes ESPN 300 list

By Billy Hull on July 29, 2018

Saint Louis linebacker Jordan Botelho, who is the No. 1-rated player from Hawaii among the junior class, was listed in the first ESPN 300 recruiting rankings for 2020 released on Friday. Botelho, who is currently 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, was rated as the No. 129 overall prospect and seventh among prospects at outside linebacker. The recruiting website 247Sports has Botelho listed as the No. 194 overall prospect. It also has four of the top five prospects from Hawaii in the […]

UCLA picks up commitment from Punahou OL

By Billy Hull on July 17, 2018

Punahou senior Duke Clemens announced on Twitter tonight that he has committed to UCLA. Done deal.💯😤 #COMITTED #4sUP #8CLAP UCLA I'm coming!!! — Duke Clemens (@dukeclemens) July 18, 2018 Clemens, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive lineman, is ranked as the 21st best offensive guard prospect in the nation according to 247Sports. A three-sport athlete who also started on the Punahou basketball team and has logged innings as a pitcher for the baseball team, Clemens was offered by 20 Division I […]

Huskies closing in on Hawaii’s top prospects

By Billy Hull on July 11, 2018

The Washington Huskies have already secured commitments from three of the nine Division I committed prospects from Hawaii in the class of 2019, and it might only just be the beginning. UW, which is 22-5 with one appearance in the College Football Playoff in the last two seasons under head coach Chris Petersen, remains in the running for the top four prospects in the state who are uncommitted. Punahou inside linebacker Maninoa Tufono, the No. 96 overall prospect in the […]

Punahou’s Horn sold on Washington

By Billy Hull on July 2, 2018

Punahou placekicker Timothy Horn, the No. 3-rated kicker in the country according to Chris Sailer Kicking, announced on Twitter Monday that he has committed to Washington. Horn is the third player from Hawaii to commit to the Huskies in the class of 2019, joining Kahuku linebacker Miki Ah You and Kaimuki lineman Sama Pa’ama. #COMMITTED — Timothy Horn (@the_timhorn) July 2, 2018 Horn’s player review by Chris Sailer reads: Tim is a fantastic kicking prospect. He is a big […]