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Challen Fa‘amatau on Maryland scholarship: ‘Relief and shock’

By Paul Honda on August 16, 2021

Challen Fa‘amatau woke up on Sunday morning and wasn’t sure if this was the same world he once knew. The Maryland running back thought about what had just happened the day before. Sitting in the bleachers with teammates at the Baltimore Ravens preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. Roommate and close friend Taulia Tagovailoa on the field at the mic. Everything seemed odd, including the cameras zooming in on Fa‘amatau. Then Tagovailoa, the former standout quarterback at […]

Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn make it 33 offers for Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on August 9, 2021

Tausili Akana has played his cards well. More than well. Each move by the junior from Hauula has been golden. Midas touch golden. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker capped a busy summer with offers from three SEC football programs: Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn. It was a cascading effect, with Georgia offer on July 26, Tennessee one day later, and Auburn a day after that. Those followed an official offer by Clemson on July 17. In all, the former Kamehameha and Wasatch […]

The master adaptor: Saint Louis center Ethan Spencer on UH

By Paul Honda on July 20, 2021

New system, old system, doesn’t matter to Ethan Spencer. He is a master of adaptation. The Saint Louis senior center committed to Hawaii last week and embraces anything that will come his way. Just don’t expect a disturbance in the force. “I haven’t really celebrated yet. Just living life normally for now,” said Spencer, now 6 feet, 2 inches and 275 pounds. “I think it’s just going to be any other day, if anything. My parents (Mellissa and Sean Spencer) […]

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 […]

Saint Louis DB Kona Moore commits to Hawaii

By Paul Honda on July 9, 2021

Kona Moore is a Hawaii Warrior. The Saint Louis defensive back made his decision on Tuesday night and announced it on Thursday. He turned down offers from Army, Navy and Louisiana-Monroe. “I feel satisfied. I’m good. I’m happy with my decision,” said Moore, a 6-foot, 180-pound senior. “I decided on Tuesday night with my parents.” Saint Louis coach Ron Lee is stoked for one of his key senior leaders. “It’s great for him, well deserved. He’s the only starter we […]

Nevada sees huge potential in Campbell’s Kamaehu Kopa-Kaawalauole

By Paul Honda on July 4, 2021

The roster of the 2019 Campbell Sabers football team listed Kamaehu Kopa-Kaawalauole as a 6-foot, 175-pound freshman. Not quite, he says. “At the end of eighth grade, I was this skinny twig walking around. I was probably 6 foot, 140 or 150 pounds,” said Kopa-Kaawalauole, who transferred from Hawaii Technology Academy to Campbell. “At the end of ninth grade, I was 6-1 and a half, and 150.” Kopa-Kaawalauole has grown in every way since then as a student and athlete. […]

Saint Louis DB Kona Moore adds Hawaii to list of offers

By Paul Honda on June 30, 2021

The dominoes are picking up speed as Kona Moore makes the rounds. The Saint Louis defensive back netted a scholarship offer from Hawaii, adding to his previous offers from Navy, Army and Louisiana-Monroe. “I like how real and straightforward their coaches are with me,” Moore said of Hawaii. “They just keep it honest. They’re real believers in me.” Last Friday, the Warriors got a good look at Moore. “I’m really happy. I had a workout with them. I got to […]