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Saint Louis OL Jonah Savaiinaea commits to Arizona

By Paul Honda on June 23, 2021

Saint Louis offensive lineman Jonah Savaiinaea has committed to Arizona so quietly, even his position coaches might be impressed. The 6-foot-4, 345-pound junior gave the Wildcats his oral commitment on Monday. “He liked it. He likes everything there and he wanted to commit,” Saint Louis coach Ron Lee said. “If he’s not the best offensive lineman in the state, I don’t know who is. He’s a huge get for Arizona. And he’s a really good student.” Savaiinaea has a 3.7 […]

Former Maryknoll hoopster Sage Tolentino de-commits from Auburn

By Paul Honda on June 21, 2021

Last October, Sage Tolentino had one of the brightest days of his young career, committing to Auburn and coach Bruce Pearl. As of Monday, the 7-foot junior has de-committed from the Tigers. In a post on Instagram, he announced his decision in four sentences. “After a lot of discussion and talking with my family and coaches, I have to decided to reopen my recruitment and want to keep my options open at this time. I would like to thank Coach […]

Under the radar no more: Moanalua’s Keenan McCaddy commits to Boise State

By Paul Honda on June 21, 2021

In basketball and football, tall, long ballhawking playmakers are as coveted as ever. Coming to the islands to find these hybrid athletes wasn’t the norm. The arrow, though, is trending up, at least for Boise State. The Mountain West Conference’s dominant football program went 2-for-2 over the weekend, securing commitments from Moanalua’s Keenan McCaddy and Roosevelt’s Kaeo Akana. The latter, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound defensive end, already has 16 offers. He made his decision while returning from three unofficial visits, the […]


Committed: Rocky Mountain journey leads Roosevelt’s Kaeo Akana to Boise State

By Paul Honda on June 21, 2021

In the end, if this is so, Kaeo Akana’s selection process was never about branding. In fact, Akana’s oral commitment to Boise State was all about home. The right fit. When the Roosevelt football standout committed to the Broncos on Saturday, he joined a second family — and spurned a host of Pac-12 offers. In all, he has 16 scholarship offers. “To me, it doesn’t matter. Football is football. It doesn’t matter what conference you’re in or how big your […]

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 […]