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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 🌈 — 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, 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 — 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 […]

Kapolei’s Bartolotti commits to Hawaii

By Nick Abramo on March 14, 2018

Kapolei pitcher Cira Bartolotti gave an oral commitment to play for the University of Hawaii softball team, according to Hurricanes coach Keoke Behic. The Hurricanes are off to a 3-2 start in the OIA West, and Bartolotti, a junior transfer from Maui High, is an important part of the team. She had 12 strikeouts against Campbell and eight strikeouts each against Leilehua and Pearl City. Bartolotti played for the Utah Firecrackers club team last summer. “She’s a really good kid […]

Two Crusaders listed in first 2020 recruiting rankings

By Billy Hull on March 14, 2018

Saint Louis teammates Jordan Botelho and Matt Sykes have made 247Sports’ first recruiting rankings for the class of 2020. Botelho, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound inside linebacker, is listed as the 114th overall prospect and the third-best inside linebacker. He came on strong in the second half of his sophomore season and made his presence known in a win over Punahou to clinch the ILH first-round title. Botelho, who holds offers from California and Hawaii, had three sacks in the first half […]

Kahuku OL Enokk Vimahi chats about The Opening

By Paul Honda on March 13, 2018

At 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, Enokk Vimahi is an imposing figure anywhere he dwells. It’s the intelligence and obedience in his mind and spirit, though, that separate him from much of the world. The Kahuku junior made his mark recently at The Opening in San Francisco, rated No. 2 among offensive linemen. It was a banner weekend for island players: Lokahi Pauole of Kamehameha and Duke Clemens of Punahou joined Vimahi among the top five of O-linemen at the prestigious event. […]