The early signing period for prep football players in December has taken away some of the luster from February’s National Signing Day.
In Hawaii however, there are still a couple of big recruiting decisions to be announced.
In addition to the Education 1st Signing Day event at the Elks Club on Wednesday morning, Kahuku’s Enokk Vimahi and Kamehameha’s Lokahi Pauole, the top two uncommitted prospects left in the class of 2019 from the islands, will make their signing day announcements at their respective schools.
Vimahi, who will make his decision around 7:30 a.m., holds 27 offers and is choosing between Southern California, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
Pauole is set to announce at 7 a.m. and choose from an offer sheet that includes Hawaii, Air Force, Arizona State, Boise State, Central Florida, San Diego State, UNLV, and Utah State.
Updates below. Here is our main recruiting page with a list of all prep football signings for 2019.
>> Here is an updated list of today’s signings.
>> Polynesian Bowl helps Punahou’s Kaulana Makaula‘s USC dream come true.
>> Punahou’s Marist Liufau excited to continue Punahou-Notre Dame pipeline.
BREAKING: Kahuku four-star offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi picks Ohio State over Oklahoma, USC and Notre Dame.
>> Here’s more on Vimahi, who hopes to set a new trend from Hawaii to Columbus, Ohio.
>> Kamehameha’s Hoku Arias, one of seven Kamehameha athletes participating in an event this morning, says he’s ready for opportunity at Hawaii.
BREAKING: Kamehameha’s Lokahi Pauole has committed to join Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel at Central Florida.
>> Here is more on Pauole’s decision to sign with the Knights.
>> San Diego State made official its signing of Saint Louis defensive end Liloa Kapiko, who committed after the first signing period.
Welcome to the Mesa, Liloa Kapiko! pic.twitter.com/E5u5szCkVt
— SDSU Football (@SDSUFootball) February 6, 2019
>> Punahou alum Ahofitu Maka will play at Texas-San Antonio next season.
Ready to meet new Roadrunners?
The first one we would like to announce is sophomore offensive lineman Ahofitu Maka! He's already enrolled in classes at #UTSA and transfered from Independence CC in Kansas. Welcome to San Antonio, Ahofitu!!#BirdsUp🤙 pic.twitter.com/BetnPRbrA5
— UTSA Football 🏈 (@UTSAFTBL) February 6, 2019
>> By our count, Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo has landed five players in this class from Hawaii — LB Akalea Kapono (Kamehameha), LB Tausili Fiatoa (Kahuku), ATH Sitiveni Kaufusi (Punahou), OL Darrellson Masaniai (Radford) and LB Trent Shiraki (Punahou).
>> Another Punahou athlete is on his way to the next level as defensive end Kennedy Freeman is headed to Portland State.
Help us welcome Kennedy Freeman to Portland!
⚔️ Defensive End
⚔️ 6-2 //240
⚔️ Honolulu, HI (Punahou HS)
Signing Day Party ✍️: https://t.co/xRSgQ0OaBY #JoinTheF19ht 👊 #NSD19 pic.twitter.com/fBQVTh8ra1
— Portland State Football (@psuviksFB) February 6, 2019
>> Roosevelt defensive back Marcus Hee headed to Southern Utah.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. I’m blessed to be apart of the @SUUFB family thank you @CoachAArceneaux for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to continue the sport I love 🤝🦅⚡️#813Hillside pic.twitter.com/icuwIp4GOU
— Marcus Hee² (@MarcusHee) February 6, 2019
Once the day is done, our recruiting page will be updated with the Class of 2020 sorted by number of offers.
The current junior class includes Kapolei offensive lineman Maceal Afaese, who announced an offer from Colorado on Tuesday night, and Punahou defensive back Alaka’i Gilman, who has been offered by Oregon.
Also from Tuesday night: Saint Louis senior receiver Chance Beyer, who led the Crusaders with 53 receptions and finished with 578 yards and six touchdowns, announced he will walk-on at Hawaii, where he will join his former teammate, quarterback Chevan Cordeiro.
— CHANCE BEYER #1 (@chvncebeyer) February 6, 2019