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Kahuku defensive end Samson Reed is one of the top recruits in the Class of 2018. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku defensive end Samson Reed is one of the top recruits in the Class of 2018. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

A list of Hawaii high school football players and junior college players who graduated locally being recruited by Division I FBS colleges is below:

UPDATED: May 21

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2018

20
>> Jonathan Lolohea, DL, Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Maui), 6-3, 315: Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisville, Maryland, Oregon State, San Jose State, Southern Mississippi, TCU, Texas-San Antonio, UNLV, Utah State, Washington State.

10
>> Kanai Mauga, DE, Waianae, 6-1, 215: Boise State, California, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington State.

9
>> Kelii Montibon, OL, Riverside C.C. (KS-Hawaii), 6-4, 285: California, Central Florida, Connecticut, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, UTSA.

7
>> Samson Reed, DE, Kahuku, 6-2, 250: BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, UNLV, Washington State.
>> Zion Tupuola-Fetui, LB, Pearl City, 6-4, 250: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Washington.
>> Alama Uluave, OL, Punahou, 6-4, 275: Air Force, Army, Boise State, Syracuse, Texas Tech, UNLV, Washington State.
>> Jonah Welch, OLB/DE, Kamehameha, 6-2, 230: Air Force, Army, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, Syracuse, Vanderbilt.

6
>> Kukea Emmsley, LB, Kapolei, 6-5, 230: Air Force, Army, Fresno State, Hawaii, Navy, Oregon State.

5
>> Isaiah Tufaga, LB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 195: Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, Vanderbilt.

2
>> Stephen Barber, QB, Punahou, 6-3, 205: Hawaii, Navy.
>> Aaron Faumui, DT, Kapolei, 6-2, 280: Fresno State, Utah State.
>> Rocky Savea, LB, Kapolei, 6-1, 200: Oregon State, Texas Tech.
>> Sione Veikoso, OL, Kailua, 6-6, 290: BYU, Washington State.

1
>> Chevan Cordeiro, QB, Saint Louis, 6-0, 155: Hawaii.
>> Isaiah Feary, DB/LB, Saint Louis, 6-2, 200: Hawaii.
>> Sedric Iafeta, DE/TE, Kahuku, 6-3, 230: Navy.
>> Takaamoatoa Lautaha, DE/LB, St. Francis, 6-3, 245: Colorado State.
>> Sekope Latu, P/DL, Kahuku, 6-3, 250: BYU
>> Tristan Nichols, DL, Arizona Western C.C. (Saint Louis), 6-4, 295: Hawaii
>> Noa Purcell, LB, Saint Louis, 5-11, 230: Fresno State.
>> Chris Sykes, WR, Saint Louis, 6-3, 200: Fresno State.
>> Eliki Tanuvasa, OL, Saint Louis, 6-3, 270: Army.
>> Junior Tuia, DL, Kapolei, 6-2, 270: Fresno State.
>> Izaya Vimahi, OL, Kahuku, 6-3, 260: BYU.

2019

>> Miki Ah You, LB, Kahuku, 6-1, 190: BYU, Hawaii, Utah State.
>> Julius Buelow, OL, Damien, 6-6, 290: BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State.
>> Duke Clemens, OL, Punahou, 6-4, 250: Hawaii.
>> Nalu Emerson, OLB/SS, Kahuku, 6-0, 170: Hawaii.
>> Dillon Gabriel, QB, Mililani, 6-0, 180: Navy.
>> Sitiveni Kaufusi, RB/LB/DE, Punahou, 6-3, 220: Hawaii.
>> Marist Liufau, DB, Punahou, 6-2, 175: Hawaii.
>> Treven Ma’ae, DE, Kapolei, 6-4, 220: Navy, Utah State.
>> Kaulana Makaula, DB, Punahou, 6-3, 190: BYU, Hawaii.
>> Maninoa Tufono, LB, Punahou, 6-3, 220: Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Syracuse, Washington State.
>> Faatui Tuitele, DL, Saint Louis, 6-3, 270: BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, Stanford, Syracuse, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington.
>> Elijah Unutoa, OL, Kapaa, 6-4, 265: BYU, Hawaii.
>> Enokk Vimahi, OL/DL, Kahuku, 6-4, 250: BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Syracuse, USC.

2020

>> Kaonohi Kaniho, DB, Kahuku, 5-9, 150: Hawaii.
>> Alakai Gilman, DB, Punahou, 5-11, 180: Hawaii.
>> Sione Lolohea, DL, Maui, 6-3, 230: BYU, Hawaii.
>> Sol-Jay Maiava, QB, Kahuku, 6-1, 170: Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Utah.
>> Matt Sykes, WR, Saint Louis, 6-2, 190: Fresno State.

PAST YEARS

2017

Saint Louis' Tua Tagovailoa is the highest rated quarterback prospect ever to come out of Hawaii. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis’ Tua Tagovailoa is the highest rated quarterback prospect ever to come out of Hawaii. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Signed letter of intent or gave oral commitment
>> Feleti Afemui, LB, Maui, 6-2, 205: (Vanderbilt). Offers: Army, Hawaii, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
>> Jordan Agasiva, OL, Pima College (Mililani), 6-5, 310: (Utah). Offers: Auburn, Boise State, Brigham Young, Central Florida, Colorado State, Hawaii, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State.
>> Kesi Ah-Hoy, RB, Kahuku, 6-0, 205: (Oregon State). Offers: Army, BYU, Hawaii, Oregon State.
>> Andrew Aleki, DE/LB, Kamehameha, 6-3, 225 (San Diego State). Offers: Air Force, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah, Washington State.
>> Jonah Buchanan, DL, ‘Iolani, 6-4, 260: (Vanderbilt). Offers: Vanderbilt
>> Onesimus Clarke, OL, Waianae, 6-5, 290: (Oregon State). Offers: Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State.
>> Mango Finau, OL, Baldwin, 6-4, 340: (BYU). Offers: BYU.
>> Kekaula Kaniho, DB, Kahuku, 6-1, 170: (Boise State). Offers: Army, Boise State, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
>> Seyddrick Lakalaka, LB, Punahou, 6-1, 220: (San Diego State). Offers: San Diego State.
>> Christian Mejia, DE, Kailua, 6-4, 210: (Washington State). Offers: Hawaii, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
>> Michael Minihan, OL, Saint Louis, 6-3, 275: (Georgia Tech). Offers: Air Force, Army, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, San Jose State, UNLV.
>> Nakoa Pauole, DL, Kamehameha, 6-2, 270: (Air Force). Offers: Air Force, Army, Fresno State, Navy.
>> Isaac Slade-Matautia, LB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 220: (Oregon). Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Central Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, Washington State.
>> Adam Stack, PK, Kamehameha, 6-2, 175: (Oregon). Offers: Army, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Wisconsin.
>> Miki Suguturaga, DE, Punahou, 6-5, 260: (Utah). Offers: Arkansas, Arizona State, Army, BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Jordan Ta’amu, QB, New Mexico Military Institute (Pearl City), 6-3, 200: (Ole Miss). Offers: Eastern Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Southern Miss.
>> Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 210. (Alabama). Offers: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, LSU, Louisville, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State.
>> Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DL, Kapolei, 6-4, 260: (Notre Dame). Offers: Air Force, Arizona, Army, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Navy, UNLV, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington.
>> Morris Unutoa, OL, Kapaa, 6-5, 280: (Utah). Offers: BYU, Central Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Aliki Vimahi, TE/DE, Kahuku, 6-4, 250: (Utah). Offers: BYU, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Charles Watson, DB, Leilehua, 6-1, 170: (Oregon State). Offers: Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Washington State, BYU, Colorado, UNLV, San Jose State.

2016

Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise was the No. 1 prospect out of Hawaii in the class of 2016, choosing Arizona over Washington among his 40+ offers. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise was the No. 1 prospect out of Hawaii in the class of 2016, choosing Arizona over Washington among his 40+ offers. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Signed letter of intent or gave oral commitment
>> Bradlee Anae, DE, Kahuku, 6-4, 220: (Utah). Offers: BYU, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia.
>> Sean Auwae, OL, Kapolei, 6-3, 296: (Vanderbilt). Offers: Arizona State, BYU, Hawaii, Idaho State, Louisville, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Washington State.
>> Caleb Chow, DL, Kamehameha, 6-2, 250: (Air Force). Offer: Air Force.
>> Michael Eletise, OL, Kaiser, 6-4, 302: (Arizona). Offers: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Hawaii, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Texas, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin.
>> David Fangupo, DT, Kealakehe 2013 and Cerritos College, 6-2, 325: (Oregon State). Offers: Hawaii, Oregon State, Utah.
>> Tainoa Foster, LB, Kamehameha, 6-2, 192: (Fresno State). Offers: Fresno State, Hawaii, Utah State, Washington State.
>> Nilsson Gaisoa, OL, Kailua, 6-5, 270: (Washington State). Offers: Hawaii, Washington State.
>> Joshua Hauani‘o, OL, ‘Iolani, 6-4, 306: (Hawaii). Offers: Army, Hawaii.
>> Nate Herbig, OL, Saint Louis, 6-4, 320: (Stanford). Offers: Arizona State, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas Tech, UNLV, Washington, Washington State.
>> Jordan Iosefa, LB, Saint Louis, 6-2, 225: (USC). Offers: Hawaii, Oregon State, USC.
>> Drew Kobayashi, WR, Saint Louis, 6-2, 185: (Cal). Offers: Air Force, Army, California, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, San Diego State, Washington, Washington State.
>> Alema Kapoi, DE, Kamehameha, 6-0, 265: (Navy). Offers: Air Force, Army, Navy.
>> Hirkley Latu, DB, Kahuku, 6-3, 200: (BYU). Offers: BYU, Cal, Hawaii, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, Washington State.
>> Keoni-Kordell Makekau, WR, ‘Iolani, 5-11, 166: (Navy). Offers: Hawaii, Navy, Washington State.
>> Vavae Malepeai, RB, Mililani, 6-0, 190: (USC). Offers: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State.
>> Justin Matias, S, Punahou, 6-0, 170: (Air Force). Offers: Air Force, Dartmouth.
>> McKenzie Milton, QB, Mililani, 6-0, 170: (Central Florida). Offers: Army, Air Force, Central Florida, Hawaii, Navy.
>> Netane Muti, DL, Leilehua, 6-4, 280: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii.
>> Kumoku Noa, WR, Kamehameha, 6-0, 180: (Hawaii).
>> Keala Santiago, DB, Kahuku, 5-11, 187: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii, Army, Colorado, Navy, UNLV.
>> Handsome Tanielu, DT, Waianae 2010 and Snow College, 6-2, 305: (BYU). Offers: Baylor, Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Houston, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, Tulsa, Utah, Utah State, Virginia.
>> Wayne Taulapapa, RB, Punahou, 6-0, 202: (Virginia). Offers: Air Force, Colorado, Hawaii, Navy, UNLV, Virginia.
>> Kalakaua Timoteo, WR, Mililani, 6-2, 205: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii, UNLV, Washington State.
>> Jet Toner, PK, Punahou, 6-4, 190: (Stanford). Offers: Army, Stanford.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

A-House December 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm

ST:

best for your angio procedure on Friday

best sleep I ever had was when I was under the gas for colonoscopy – dang, it felt good!

A-House December 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

if you have not heard Kenny will remain as HC at Navy

A-House December 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm

any reason Uh not recruiting Slade_Matautia

Meetloaf January 20, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Class of 2017 Kahuku DL Aliki Vimahi offered by University of Hawaii last week.

Tutu Kane Ale February 5, 2016 at 12:09 am

Whatever happen to Kaiser’s Nic Tom;…is he planning on walking on somewhere?

Mauian5 May 3, 2016 at 9:33 am

Afamui was offered from Washington State on Monday. He’s 3rd offer.

Meetloaf May 25, 2016 at 7:47 am

*Update – Inoke Vimahi is now 6’4″ 265lbs.

Peter Parker May 31, 2016 at 10:07 am

TE/DE Jack-Eli Tufono was offered by UNLV on May 26 (Last week Thursday)

Meetloaf June 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Recent BYU offers for Kahuku Players to update your board

BYU, Izaya Vimahi (OL) 6′ 5″ 300 lbs, Class of 2018
BYU Offer and Verbal Commit, Sekope Latu (Kicker/Punter/TE) 6’2″ 220lbs, Class of 2018
BYU, Enokk Vimahi (OL/DL) 6’4″ 260lbs, Class of 2019

Meet!

Meetloaf June 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Oregon State Has offered RB Kesi Ah-Hoy Class of 2017

David Fonoimoana June 28, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Jim Harbaugh of Michigan just offered Kahuku class of 2020 Sol-Jay Maiava a scholarship earlier today.

Ackrite June 29, 2016 at 1:02 am

Hey HPW! Just an update… Sol-Jay Maiava just recieved an offer from Michigan!

duck January 7, 2017 at 1:27 am

What ever happened to challen faamatau from farrington?

jjj January 27, 2017 at 10:55 am

morris unutoa got a scholarship from oregon ducks.

Meetloaf February 14, 2017 at 6:24 am

Kahuku 2019 OL Enokk Vimahi received a Scholarship offer from the University of Nebraska over the weekend.

Meet!

Atatiava May 1, 2017 at 2:54 pm

2019 DB/LB Nalu Emerson from Kahuku received offer from Hawaii

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