Fifth Pac-12 school secures football commitment from Hawaii

Saint Louis safety Kamo'i Latu celebrated one of his two interceptions against Kahuku in the 2018 state tournament. Photo by George F. Lee/Star-Advertiser.

Oregon, California, Arizona State, Oregon State and now Utah.

All five schools expect to have at least one player from Hawaii in their football recruiting class in 2020 with the Utes joining the list today.

Saint Louis’ Kamo’i Latu, a 6-foot, 175-pound safety, became the sixth different Crusader to announce a college commitment to a Division I school when he posted on social media that he plans to sign with the Utes.

Latu, who was one of only three underclassmen named to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State first team on defense last season, chose the Utes out of an offer sheet that included Central Michigan, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon State, Virginia, Washington State and Utah.

Recruiting website 247Sports ranks Latu as the 10th-best prospect from the state of Hawaii in the class of 2020.

All six players from Saint Louis to already announce commitments to Division I schools play on the defensive side of the ball — Latu, linebackers Jordan Botelho (Notre Dame), Nick Herbig (Wisconsin) and Lawai’alani Brown (Central Michigan), defensive lineman Stanley Mckenzie (California) and defensive back Kaiser-Cambra Cho (Army).

Linebacker Darrell Masaniai (Hawaii, UNLV), quarterback Jayden de Laura (BYU, Hawaii, Western Kentucky) and receivers Roman Wilson (Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah State, Washington, Wisconsin) and Matt Sykes (Brigham Young, California, Fresno State, Hawaii, Kansas State, Navy, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, Wisconsin) are four other Crusaders seniors who hold D-I offers.



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