Oregon State lands commitment from Saint Louis DB

Saint Louis's defensive back Isaiah Tufaga and Baldwin's Male Plunkett contested for a ball in a game earlier this season at Aloha Stadium. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

No Division I college football team outside of Hawaii has more players from the islands than Oregon State.

The Beavers, who signed three players from the islands earlier this year in their 2017 class and have 10 total listed on their roster, will add another next season.

Saint Louis defensive back Isaiah Tufaga announced on Twitter on Sunday morning that he will accept a scholarship offer and sign with OSU.

Tufaga, who is 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, picked the Beavers over offers from Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, Utah State and Vanderbilt.

Oregon State currently lists the following 10 players who graduated from Hawaii high schools on its roster:

Moku Watson (Leilehua ’17) 6-2, 174, Fr, DB
Kesi Ah-Hoy (Kahuku ’17) 6-0, 220, Fr, LB
Manase Hungalu (Kealakehe ’13) 6-1, 238, Sr, LB
Keli’i Montibon (KS-Hawaii ’15) 6-2, 273, So, OL
Onesimus Clarke (Waianae ’17) 6-4, 340, Fr, OL
Tuli Wily-Matagi (Kahuku ’15) 6-4, 258, So, TE
Titus Failauga (Mid-Pacific ’13) 6-3, 261, Sr, DE
LaMone Williams (Kahuku ’14) 6-3, 285, Jr, DL
Kalani Vakameilalo (Kapolei ’14) 6-3, 316, Jr, DL
Alexander Skelton (Punahou ’17) 6-1, 221, Fr, LB

The ILH champion Crusaders will play the loser of Saturday’a OIA D-I final between Kahuku and Mililani on Nov. 10 at Aloha Stadium in the Division I-Open state semifinals.

Tufaga is also a 2018 Polynesian Bowl commit.



  1. Tau Auimatagi October 29, 2017 10:00 pm

    I guess Alexander Taumaoe Skelton in the Roaster is not from Hawaii.

  2. Billy Hull October 29, 2017 10:05 pm

    Sorry. That was my fault. We compiled a list at the beginning of the season. He must have been added during the season. Thanks for pointing him out.

  3. turfwar October 30, 2017 10:16 am

    Why would anyone commit to OSU now before they have hired a coach for next season? Or am I missing something? When the new coach is hired will he even honor the offer? One of the complaints from Gary Anderson when he left in the middle of the season was that he felt the kids his staff signed were just not good fits or good enough to compete in the Pac 12.

  4. 88 October 30, 2017 12:20 pm

    All your hard work is paying off. Congratulations

  5. H-Man October 30, 2017 3:57 pm

    Why Oregon St? My guess is because they’re a PAC12 team. The other offers were from the Mountain West and Vanderbilt (too far from home).

  6. turfwar October 30, 2017 7:19 pm

    I understand that but what are the chances that the coach or coaches who offered the scholie will even be there by next semester?

  7. Body Fix November 1, 2017 7:32 pm

    Congrats Isaiah!

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