Saint Louis defensive teammates land D-I offers

Saint Louis defensive lineman Liloa Kapiko (45) and linebacker Kila Kamakawiwoole (1) sacked Narbonne quarterback Ashley Tucker Jr. in this 2018 game. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Press “play” on the tape from Saturday’s 45-21 win over Punahou, and it’s not a surprise teammates on the Saint Louis defense earned scholarship offers this week.

On Monday, Saint Louis defensive end Liloa Kapiko announced on Twitter that he had received a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii.

Kapiko, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, also holds offers Utah State and San Diego State. He is one of eight players on the Crusaders defense with at least one D-I offer.

Tuesday, linebacker Nick Herbig, who had six tackles and a tackle for loss against the Buffanblu, announced on Twitter he had received a scholarship offer from Wisconsin.

The Badgers, who currently have fifth-year senior offensive lineman Micah Kapoi (Kapolei) on their roster, have handed out offers to three uncommitted Crusaders — senior defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele, Herbig and junior linebacker Jordan Botelho.

Herbig, who is 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, has also been offered by Stanford, Utah, Hawaii and Washington.

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  1. ??? October 30, 2018 3:07 pm

    8 players on the Crusaders defense with at least one D-I offer has got to be a Hawaii High School record. “Wow”

  2. Fata McMoore October 30, 2018 4:31 pm

    Love it how these young men give glory and honor to the sovereign Lord and Savior. Continue in letting the Good Shepherd lead you both on your paths gentlemen. God bless you both and your parents who looks to be raising you in the Way! Alofaz

  3. suspense October 30, 2018 5:07 pm


  4. SEARIDER-DOGG October 31, 2018 2:48 am


  5. notes November 8, 2018 6:35 pm

    oh man. for a second there, I thought the article was about St Louis handing out offers to Kahuku kids to play for their school!

  6. LuMan November 14, 2018 9:00 am

    Kudos to all the kids who receive offers to colleges!! They sacrifice their bodies everyday putting in the long hours of training, practice and playing a game they love. Many local kids return home unable to handle the stresses of college level of studies, nor able to adjust to mainland lifestyle. Lets hope their hard work pays off by Graduating with a College degree so they may go on to live productive successful lives. God Bless our local boys!

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