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

Saint Louis linebacker Mason Tufaga (10) makes a tackle against Kahuku during the 2019 Open Division state final. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

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 is the only other junior who already holds at least 10 FBS offers.

Tufaga (6-1, 210) is ranked fifth in the country at his position and No. 170 overall, while Hoohuli (6-3, 220), who like Tufaga as listed as an inside linebacker, is the eighth-ranked prospect at the position and No. 212 overall.

They are the only two four-star recruits in the class from Hawaii.

Mokiao-Atimalala (6-1, 170) is on par with Tufaga and Hoohuli in terms of offers and has a pretty expansive list. Michigan, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Utah and UCLA are among the notable offers.

Hawaii has 10 three-star recruits listed by 247Sports, beginning with Kamehameha offensive lineman Kuao Peihopa (6-3, 305), whose offer sheet includes Washington, Wisconsin and Arizona State.

Kapolei defensive end Zhen-Keith Sotelo (6-4, 265) rounds out the Top 5.

Twelve players from the junior class from Hawaii currently hold at least one offer.


  1. Mac Galdeira February 11, 2020 5:00 pm

    colleges is Missing out On #76 from St. Louis left tackle Kalan Ellis 6 5 330 .Kids a beast.Who ever ends up landing him will definitely be worth it
    NFL Sunday Worth it

  2. ILoveHawaii February 12, 2020 8:34 am

    Wow. Something must be up. For a kid to be that big, at St. Louis, with all the exposure that team gets from all the other college recruits, and still not be on the radar??

  3. Team Hawaii February 12, 2020 1:32 pm


    247 has him as the #7 Rated recruit in Hawaii and a 3 star prospect. He was all league.

    Definitely not under the radar but his recruiting should pick up once Camp/Combine season gets rolling along. He’ll be fine.

  4. ILoveHawaii February 12, 2020 2:18 pm

    Thats good to hear.

    It must be hard to watch as all these other underclassmen are receiving offers, especially if you are the #7 rated recruit in Hawaii, was all league and a 3 star prospect.

    Even an o-lineman from Farrington who is scheduled to graduate in 2023 has an offer to Oregon.

    Good luck.

  5. ILH February 12, 2020 3:26 pm

    Ho’ohuli And Atimalala is beasts but Tufaga plays soft. Didn’t he get hurt vs kahuku?

  6. 808 February 12, 2020 3:55 pm

    There’s a lot of good players c/o 21. Mililani has some on both sides of the ball. Punahou’s LB’s and secondary. Campbell same. There’s other schools with solid players.

  7. Tashawn Sotelo September 22, 2020 9:34 pm

    There are a lot of great players out there and I’m grateful my son ZHEN rounds the top five falling from number three understandable he didn’t have a great year in 2019 playing at Waianae. I am grateful to the coaching staff at Kapolei where my son will end his senior year. Good luck to all the players this coming year. This is your year to shine!

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