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Clemson makes it official with offer to LB Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on July 18, 2021

The June barnstorming tour of Tausili Akana netted a bounty of football scholarship offers. One of them wasn’t official until Saturday. Clemson offered a scholarship to Akana a month after the 6-foot-4, 225-pound outside linebacker visited the school. “I really enjoyed my visit with Clemson football. I did a camp and an unofficial visit. The staff was amazing, the facilities were top notch and the program is one of the best in the country,” Akana said. “They love what I […]

Boomer Sooner: Tausili Akana sits on 30 offers

By Paul Honda on July 13, 2021

With an offer from Oklahoma, Tausili Akana is in rarefied territory. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound outside linebacker now has 30 scholarship offers before his junior year begins. That may be a record for a Hawaii high school scholar-athlete. “Oklahoma is a very reputable school. They’re known for football and play in a very tough conference,” Akana said. “It’s a Nike Jumpman sponsored school. I like the coaching staff and what they do on defense.” Assistant coach Jamar Cain was the primary […]

Reggie Torres leaves Kahuku, becomes co-athletic director at Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on July 12, 2021

There was a time, in the midst of championships for Kahuku football, wrestling and judo, when Reggie Torres never really imagined life without coaching. Today, the longtime coach and glue guy for Kahuku on campus is a Kamehameha Warrior. Kamehameha hired Torres on Friday to become a co-athletic director. He joins longtime administrator Ed Paola on the administrative staff. One more co-AD position, recently created, remains open. Torres, who was an educational assistant at Kahuku, will officially retire from the […]


Alohi Gilman and family give back via Empower Football Camp

By Paul Honda on July 7, 2021

Alohi Gilman and his family built it, and the masses will soon come. The former Kahuku scholar-athlete, now a defensive back for the Los Angeles Chargers, is hosting the Empower Football Camp on Friday at Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium. The event, which requires a donation to the Hawaii Food Bank, is already filled up with more than 400 young players from 8 through high school. Gilman and his father, coach Asai Gilman, have enlisted the help of many big names […]

Tausili Akana adds Michigan, SDSU, Pitt to list of offers

By Paul Honda on June 11, 2021

That’s where the road has led Tausili Akana, currently on his way to Nebraska this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound outside linebacker is rated No. 1 at his position in the class of 2023, and his barnstorming tour is like none other for Hawaii football players. The former Kamehameha student-athlete began the week at Ohio State and Michigan. He met up with former Saint Louis all-state wide receiver Roman Wilson in Ann Arbor, and the Wolverines offered Akana a scholarship. Then […]

Kahuku’s Liona Lefau, Malaki Te‘o, Leonard Ah You score offers from Hawaii

By Paul Honda on June 11, 2021

The pandemic meant limited recruiting by college football, but June is turning into a bonanza for Kahuku players. With unofficial on-campus visits allowed since June 1, Hawaii has pounded the rock and come up with offers to three Red Raiders, and a preferred walk-on opportunity to a fourth. Liona Lefau, Malaki Te‘o, Leonard Ah You and Zion Ah You gathered with former Kahuku standouts now playing for the Rainbow Warriors on Thursday afternoon. Lefau, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound defensive end, just […]

Newest addition to Tausili Akana’s offer list: The Ohio State University

By Paul Honda on June 9, 2021

The amazing barnstorming tour of Tausili Akana just got more incredible. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound sophomore (class of 2023) emerged from an unofficial visit at Ohio State with a scholarship offer. Akana visited the Buckeyes and participated in a camp on Tuesday, then announced the offer early Wednesday morning. The former Kamehameha and Wasatch (Utah) football player has no time to celebrate. He is in the midst of what is likely an unprecedented itinerary for a Hawaii high school student-athlete. Today, […]

Texas triangle, LSU open Tausili Akana’s barnstorming tour

By Paul Honda on June 7, 2021

The June itinerary of Tausili Akana is like none other. It is, for a football devotee, better than Disneyland. Whether they are camps, unofficial visits or both, the former Kamehameha and Wasatch (Utah) student-athlete is on a journey experienced by few, if any, sophomores from Hawaii. Tuesday, June 1: Hawaii Thursday, June 3: Texas Friday, June 4: TCU Saturday, June 5: Texas A&M Sunday, June 6: LSU Tuesday, June 8: Ohio State Wednesday, June 9: Michigan Thursday, June 10: Notre […]