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Independence: Liloa Kapiko makes most of 2nd chance

By Paul Honda on September 19, 2020

Liloa Kapiko is making the most of his time in the midwest this fall. The former Saint Louis defensive end graduated in 2019 and went to San Diego State, and his journey of ups and downs nearly ended his football career. Kapiko is now at Independence Community College in Kansas. Even though football season was postponed to early 2021, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Kapiko received a scholarship offer from Northern Iowa on Friday. “Coach Bryce (Paup), the D-line coach, he knows […]

4 Pac-12 offers in 4 days for Saint Louis junior OL La‘akea Kapoi

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2020

It’s a dozen scholarship offers now for Saint Louis junior La‘akea Kapoi. Earlier in the week, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman had a robust seven offers. Then came Southern Utah and Washington State. By Thursday afternoon, Oregon State tossed its hat into the ring. On Friday, Cal came calling. On Saturday, Colorado joined the party. That’s five offers in the last five days, one on each day. “The amazing thing is we’ve never gotten juniors that gotten that many offers […]

Wazzu, SUU make it 9 offers for Saint Louis junior La‘akea Kapoi

By Paul Honda on September 10, 2020

(Update: Oregon State offered Kapoi a scholarship on Thursday. He now has 10 offers.) Southern Utah and Washington State are the most recent schools to come chasing junior La‘akea Kapoi. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman from Saint Louis received the offer from SUU on Tuesday and the Wazzu offer on Wednesday. SUU is where former former Crusader Anthony Arceneaux is an assistant coach. The Thunderbirds play in the Big Sky Conference. “Coach Arceneaux is a cool coach and just him […]

San Jose State is offer No. 7 for Saint Louis junior OL La‘akea Kapoi

By Paul Honda on September 4, 2020

The seventh football scholarship offer is in for Saint Louis right tackle La‘akea Kapoi. San Jose State offered the 6-foot-4, 295-pound junior on Thursday. The Spartans join a list that includes Hawaii, Syracuse, UNLV, Arizona State, Michigan and Indiana. “I talked with Coach Josh (Oglesby). I don’t know too much about San Jose State, but I tend to learn more about each school as the process goes on,” Kapoi said on Thursday. Indiana offered earlier in the week as the […]

Indiana becomes Saint Louis OL La‘akea Kapoi’s 6th offer

By Paul Honda on September 1, 2020

Four days after landing his first football scholarship offer from the Big Ten Conference, La‘akea Kapoi now has a second. Indiana had taken an interest in the Saint Louis offensive lineman in early August, Kapoi said. The Hoosiers stayed in touch and formalized that interest on Tuesday morning with the 6-foot-4, 295-pound junior. He also has offers from Arizona State, Hawaii, Michigan, Syracuse and UNLV. “It feels amazing. This morning I woke up to 20 notifications and messages on Twitter. […]

Saint Louis LB Mason Tufaga commits to Utah

By Paul Honda on August 31, 2020

Mason Tufaga committed to Utah on Friday, spurning 16 other schools. Tufaga announced his decision via video on social media. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior linebacker from Saint Louis appeared to lean on the Utes during the recruiting process. Tufaga plans to graduate early and enroll in Salt Lake City for spring semester. Earlier this year, Saint Louis linebackers Jordan Botelho and Nick Herbig also graduated early and went to Notre Dame and Wisconsin, respectively. “Terrific, he committed to Utah. His […]

Saint Louis OL La‘akea Kapoi’s 5th offer: Michigan

By Paul Honda on August 28, 2020

Ten days ago, La‘akea Kapoi had four football scholarship offers. This morning, he has five. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Saint Louis offensive lineman now has an offer from Michigan, the first Big Ten Conference school on his list. His other offers are from Hawaii, Syracuse, UNLV and Arizona State. “Michigan is definitely a game-changer,” Kapoi said. Kapoi had connected with Wolverines defensive line coach Shaun Nua two months ago, but communication was intermittent since. “(Coach Nua) was a D-line coach at […]

Offers from UH, ‘Cuse, UNLV, ASU for Saint Louis OL La‘akea Kapoi

By Paul Honda on August 18, 2020

La‘akea Kapoi has a good phone plan. The Saint Louis junior is one of three returning starters on the offensive line and is penciled in at right tackle. Now 6 feet, 4 inches and 305 pounds, Kapoi has offers from Hawaii, Syracuse, UNLV and Arizona State on the table. Recruiters from Colorado, San Diego State, San Jose State and Utah are keeping his phone busy via text and social media. “Those are the other schools that have been consistently contacting […]