Punahou’s Alaka’i Gilman opens up recruitment after committing to WSU in June

Punahou's Alaka'i Gilman hits the weight room as hard as he hits the classroom. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Punahou defensive back Alaka’i Gilman announced on social media today that he is opening up his recruitment.

Gilman, a defensive player of the year candidate for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State team due out later this month, was named to the All-ILH first team last week. He had committed to Washington State in June.

“Grateful for all that the Washington State staff and family has done for me, but at this time it is in my best interest to decommit and open up my recruitment! Thank you to all who continue to support me!,” Gilman wrote on Twitter.

Listed at 6 feet and 190 pounds on the Punahou roster this season, Gilman had offers from Arizona State, California, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah State and Washington State when he made his commitment to the Cougars.

WSU also has received a commitment from Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura, who visited the school over the weekend.

The Cougars have also offered receiver Koali Nishigaya a preferred walk-on spot.

The early signing period for high school seniors to sign a national letter of intent is next Wednesday.


  1. Wazzu in the early 80's December 11, 2019 4:52 am

    Good move; Pullman is a miserable place.

  2. ??? December 11, 2019 12:50 pm

    NOTRE DAME ☘️☘️☘️☘️🤙🏽

  3. Papaya December 12, 2019 11:20 am

    Awesome for him! Same size and playmaking ability as Iolani’s Lanakila Pei. His time soon…

  4. Wainakea December 12, 2019 7:54 pm

    Headed for Stanford I’m guessing. Good luck!

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