HAWAII GROWN: Pac-12 news and notes

Former Saint Louis receiver Mitchell Quinn is listed on Washington State's football roster. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Former Saint Louis wide receiver Mitchell Quinn is listed on Washington State’s fall football roster after walking on with the Cougars this summer.

Quinn, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, is one of three receivers from Hawaii at Washington State and five players total.

Former Cal receiver Drew Kobayashi, a 2016 Saint Louis alumnus, is beginning his first year with the Cougars. Kainoa Wilson, a 2015 Mililani alumnus, is in his fourth year with the program as a redshirt junior.

Defensive lineman Christian Mejia is listed at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds. The 2017 Kailua graduate redshirted in the offseason and has gained 20 pounds.

Defensive lineman Kingston Fernandez (Kapolei ’14) is a fifth-year senior.

In nine games with the Crusaders as a senior, Quinn finished with 41 receptions for 1,098 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 26.8 yards per catch and tied Desmond Hanohano with a school-record 307 receiving yards in the state semifinals against Mililani. Quinn has two of the four best single-game performances ever at Saint Louis. He also had 232 receiving yards and five touchdowns in a win over Narbonne (Calif.).

Quinn earned a scholarship offer from Hawaii after the Mililani game.

None of the five players are listed on the two-deep depth chart released for Saturday’s season opener at Wyoming.

Washington State has five of the 41 players representing 11 schools who graduated from Hawaii high schools playing in the Pac-12 this year.

>> Former Kahuku quarterback Tuli Wily-Matagi has retired after playing tight end at Oregon State last year. Coach Jonathan Smith announced the decision earlier this month, saying it was for personal reasons.

Former Kahuku quarterback Tuli Wily-Matagi, who spent three years at Oregon State, has retired from football with two years of eligibility remaining. Photo by Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Senior Kalani Vakameilalo (Kapolei ’14) is listed as a starter at defensive tackle and senior LaMone Williams (Kahuku ’14) is one of two potential starters at one of the defensive end positions for Saturday’s season opener at Ohio State.

True freshman Isaiah Tufaga (Saint Louis ’18) is listed as the backup at inside linebacker for the Beavers.

>> Utah has moved junior Bradlee Anae (Kahuku ’16) from right defensive end to left defensive end. He will start opposite redshirt freshman Mika Tafuna (Kamehameha ’15), who has returned from serving a two-year church mission and won the starting right defensive end job.

Senior Jordan Agasiva (Mililani ’15) is listed as the starter at right guard. The Utes open their season at home on Thursday against Weber State.

>> Arizona did not release a depth chart for its season opener, but at least one media outlet projects sophomore Michael Eletise (Kaiser ’16) to start the season opener against Brigham Young at left guard. Eletise was the top-rated recruit from Hawaii in the 2016 class.

>> Oregon, which opens with Bowling Green at home on Saturday, lists both senior Kaulana Apelu (Kamehameha ’15) and freshman Isaac Slade-Matautia (Saint Louis ’17) as possible starters at the MIKE linebacker spot. Apelu made four starts last year before an ankle injury ended his season.

For an update on the three kids at USC, click here.

Below are the 41 players representing 11 schools in the Pac-12 who graduated from Hawaii high schools:

Michael Eletise (Kaiser ’16) 6-3, 323, So, OL

Joey Bryant (Saint Louis ’09) 6-0, 172, Sr, DB
Parker Higgins (Kaiser ’16) 5-11, 225, So, LB
Josh Pokraka (Kaiser ’14) 6-0, 223, Sr, TE
Tyerell Baldonado-Kaeiopu (KS-Maui ’18) 6-0, 170, Fr, WR

Semisi Uluave (Punahou ’15) 6-5, 365, Sr, OL
Kanawai Noa (Punahou ’15) 6-0, 185, Jr, WR

Jaisen Sanchez (Saint Louis ’14) 6-1, 200, Sr, DB
Lyle Tuiloma (Nanakuli ’15) 6-3, 310, Jr, DT

Matt Mariota (Saint Louis ’15) 6-2, 206, Jr, TE
Kaulana Apelu (Kamehameha ’15) 5-10, 204, Sr, LB
Isaac Slade-Matautia (Saint Louis ’17) 6-1, 209, Fr, LB
Peyton Yanagi (Saint Louis ’18) 5-9, 214, Fr, LS
Matt Christman (Punahou ’15) 6-2, 252, Jr, LB
Sione Kava (Kalani ’16) 6-6, 270, Jr, DL
Adam Stack (Kamehameha ’17) 6-2, 182, So, K

Moku Watson (Leilehua ’17) 6-2, 181, Fr, DB
Alexander Skelton (Punahou ’17) 6-1, 234, Fr, LB
Keli’i Montibon (KS-Hawaii ’15) 6-2, 272, So, OL
Onesimus Clarke (Waianae ’17) 6-4, 313, Fr, OL
Isaiah Tufaga (Saint Louis ’18) 6-0, 207, Fr, LB
LaMone Williams (Kahuku ’14) 6-3, 275, Sr, DL
Kalani Vakameilalo (Kapolei ’14) 6-3, 322, Sr, DL

Jet Toner (Punahou ’16) 6-4, 201, Jr, K
Nate Herbig (Saint Louis ’16) 6-4, 334, Jr, OL

Kana’i Mauga (Waianae ’18) 6-2, 240, Fr, LB
Vavae Malepeai (Mililani ’16) 6-0, 215, So, RB
Jordan Iosefa (Saint Louis ’16) 6-2, 230, Jr, LB

Jordan Agasiva (Mililani ’15) 6-3, 320, Sr, OL
Bradlee Anae (Kahuku ’16) 6-3, 254, Jr, DE
Malik Haynes (Kahuku ’15) 6-2, 253, Jr, DE
Keala Santiago (Kahuku ’16) 5-11, 205, Jr, DB
Mika Tafua (Kamehameha ’15) 6-3, 250, Fr, DE
Mo Unutoa (Kapaa ’17) 6-4, 300, Fr, OL

Zion Tupuola-Fetui (Pearl City ’18) 6-3, 253, Fr, LB
Fatu Sua-Godinet (Kamehameha ’16) 6-0, 186, Jr, WR

Drew Kobayashi (Saint Louis ’16) 6-2, 200, So, WR
Kingston Fernandez (Kapolei ’14) 6-2, 280, Sr, DL
Kainoa Wilson (Mililani ’15) 5-11, 165, Jr, WR
Mitchell Quinn (Saint Louis ’18) 5-11, 160, Fr, WR
Christian Mejia (Kailua ’17) 6-3, 245, Fr, DL


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