Sunday Recruiting Blog: 6/24

Various camps around the country have given opportunities for Hawaii football players to get noticed by college coaches. Right now, 50 Hawaii high school athletes, including 27 seniors, have been given at least one Division I football scholarship offer. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

Here are some recruiting tidbits from the past week. Don’t forget that our recruiting database is updated with every offer or commitment.

>> There are now officially seven players from the Hawaii class of 2019 that have committed to Division I schools.

Kahuku tight end Ethan Erickson, an intriguing prospect at 6-foot-5 with offers from Brigham Young, Navy and Utah State, announced on Twitter he intends to sign with BYU.

Erickson caught a modest four passes for 49 yards as a junior, but has impressed in camps this summer. He was named the MVP of the punters at the GPA camp and talked to Paul Honda about the experience.

>> The Cougars have had a commitment from linebacker prospect Tausili Fiatoa for two years. Fiatoa will return to Kahuku for his senior season from Utah.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Fiatoa was offered by BYU while a freshman at Kahuku. He left to play for Orem H.S. in Utah but is returning to the islands to give the Red Raiders an instant playmaker on defense.

>> Kaimuki DL Sama Pa’ama (Washington)
>> Kahuku LB Tausili Fiatoa (BYU)
>> Kahuku TE Ethan Erickson (BYU)
>> Kahuku LB Miki Ah You (Washington)
>> Saint Louis DL Gino Quinones (USC)
>> Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel (Army)
>> Punahou OL Blake Feigenspan (Army)

>> Punahou linebacker Maninoa Tufono wrapped up a week of unofficial visits with an offer from Wisconsin, giving him 39 total. At last check, Tufono had narrowed his list of schools to 14: Idaho State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Florida, Washington, Stanford, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Florida State, Southern California, UCLA, Texas A&M and Oregon.

Tufono remains the No. 96 overall prospect and fifth among inside linebackers according to 247Sports. He spent the last week visiting Texas, LSU and Alabama.

>> The Herbig name might be a part of Stanford football for a lot longer than expected. Junior offensive lineman Nate Herbig, who was recently named the No. 88 best player this upcoming season in college football by Sports Illustrated, will surely have a decision to make at the end of the season as a draft-eligible junior.

His younger brother, Nick, who is a 6-foot-2 linebacker and will be a junior this season at Saint Louis, landed an offer from the Cardinal a couple of days ago. Nick Herbig now holds offers from Hawaii, Stanford and Utah.

>> Right now, Saint Louis has 12 different players on its 2018 roster with at least one Division I offer. Kahuku has 10, including a freshman-to-be quarterback Tiger Adolpho, who already has been offered by Hawaii. He’s the first player we know of from the class of 2022 with a D-I offer.

Punahou has nine players with at least one D-I offer, including six upcoming seniors.


  1. ??? June 24, 2018 9:17 pm

    Fiatoa didn’t grow much from Laie Park Big Boys league where they listed him as a 6’1 185lb 8th grader! Why did he leave Kahuku last year?

  2. GET THE SEASON STARTED June 25, 2018 10:06 am

    @??? Why you like know? It was a family decision.

  3. Awrite!! June 25, 2018 9:25 pm

    Dont worry about public school players, worry about the ILH staying in they own lane.

  4. hadafakaya June 25, 2018 9:49 pm

    Mahalo plenty, Awrite!! This season with this schedule the truth will subside!

  5. KAUAI June 26, 2018 7:54 pm

    the Hebring family and pride of the garden island. God bless and best of luck to both kids.

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