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UNLV offer makes it eight total for Punahou LB Kahanu Kia

By Hawaii Prep World on March 26, 2020

Kahanu Kia feels grateful, but he won’t lie, either. UNLV’s offer on Wednesday made it a well of mixed emotions during this COVID-19 lockdown. The Punahou junior has eight FBS scholarship offers, as well as two Ivy League schools, Dartmouth and Princeton. The momentum in the recruitment of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker has picked up, but it was the cancellation of spring-break plans that were a downer. “We had a plan. This coronavirus thing has messed up a lot of […]

Campbell QB Blaine Hipa on offer from Tennessee: ‘It’s amazing and crazy’

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

This call came out of nowhere, almost. When Blaine Hipa picked up his phone on Wednesday, he knew it might be a truly long-distance connection. What he didn’t expect was to have a scholarship offer from Tennessee. “Amazing. It’s crazy. It kind of motivates me to want to do more,” said Hipa, a sophomore quarterback who helped Campbell reach the Open Division state tournament last season. “It was a big surprise. I heard from Coach (Nanumi) Lolohea by phone two […]

Kamehameha OL Austyn Kauhi collects offers from Hawaii, Navy

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

Just one season of varsity football is doing wonders for Austyn Kauhi. The Kamehameha football player received a scholarship offer from Navy in February. On Thursday, Hawaii became the second program to make him an offer. Kauhi, at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, is just beginning to find his stride. “Coach (Jacob) Yoro called me up. He offered me, and then he wanted me to call Coach (Sam) Bennett,” Kauhi said of Hawaii’s offensive line coach. “(Coach Bennett) told me, ‘Congratulations.’ He […]


Saint Louis SB Isaac Silva gets a shot with Syracuse

By Hawaii Prep World on March 24, 2020

The miles are many between Honolulu and Central New York. Dino Babers knows the distance, 4,816 miles in all — very well. So does Mike Cavanaugh and son, Blair. The former Hawaii linebacker and current Syracuse head coach, Babers, and former UH, current Syracuse offensive line coach, Cavanaugh, are on board with Blair, the quality control/special teams coach. They made Isaac Silva a happy young man on Sunday, offering him a preferred walk-on (PWO) opportunity. “My trainer, Marcus Kimura, he’s […]

Hawaii prospects receive scholarship offers during down time

By Billy Hull on March 17, 2020

Schools are on extended spring break and all prep sports activities have been suspended indefinitely, but that hasn’t kept some of the top juniors in the state from receiving Division I scholarship offers. Campbell receiver/defensive back Titus Mokiao-Atimalala has more offers than anyone else from the Class of 2021 in Hawaii. The Sabers’ all-time leading receiver, who has a chance to shatter the state’s career receiving record if he plays a full senior season, earned his 14th offer from an […]

Saint Louis’ 6-5, 350-pound OL Kalan Ellis gets first offer from Hawaii

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2020

Kalan Ellis is a tough guy to miss. Basketball court. Football field. The 6-foot-5, 350-pound Saint Louis offensive lineman wasn’t hard for Hawaii to find. The Warriors took a close look and made him a scholarship offer recently. Offensive line coach Sam Bennett made the connection. “Coach Bennett called me up. They were really interested in my film. Next thing you know, they offered me. It was within a day. They were really impressed. They like my size and my […]

Mason Tufaga, Wynden Hoohuli, Titus Mokiao-Atimalala lead 2021 recruiting class from Hawaii

By Billy Hull on February 11, 2020

With more than 30 seniors from Hawaii signing national letters of intent to play football at Division I FBS schools since the start of December, the focus now shifts to the Class of 2021. Our Hawaii prep football recruiting tracker has been updated to reflect all known offers. Linebacker again looks to be a loaded position with Saint Louis’ Mason Tufaga and Mililani’s Wynden Hoohuli ranked as the top two recruits in the state according to 247Sports. Campbell’s Titus Mokiao-Atimalala […]

LIST: Students participating in today’s Signing Day ceremony

By Billy Hull on February 5, 2020

More than 45 current Hawaii high school seniors participated in Education 1st’s signing day ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. Below is a list of student-athletes who participated in the event and where they will attend school. We will also provide stories throughout the day on various athletes. >> Punahou OL Solatoa Moeai on patient process that led to Utah >> Punahou’s QB-WR connection Hugh Brady and Koa Eldredge have bright future >> Saint Louis LB Darrell Masaniai officially […]

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