UCLA picks up commitment from Punahou OL

Punahou senior Duke Clemens announced on Twitter tonight that he has committed to UCLA.

Clemens, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive lineman, is ranked as the 21st best offensive guard prospect in the nation according to 247Sports.

A three-sport athlete who also started on the Punahou basketball team and has logged innings as a pitcher for the baseball team, Clemens was offered by 20 Division I schools, ranking fourth in the class of 2019 from Hawaii.

The Bruins beat out other Pac-12 teams including Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State. He had also been offered by Boise State, Duke, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Rice, San Diego State, Syracuse, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Virginia.

Clemens is the 11th senior from Hawaii who has committed to a Division I school and third from Punahou, joining fellow offensive lineman Blake Feigenspan (Army) and kicker Tim Horn (Washington).

Duke Clemens, OL, Punahou (UCLA)
Miki Ah You, LB, Kahuku (Washington)
Sama Pa’ama, OL/DL, Kaimuki (Washington)
Tausili Fiatoa, LB, Kahuku (BYU)
Gino Quinones, DL, Saint Louis (USC)
Dillon Gabriel, QB, Mililani (Army)
Ethan Erickson, TE, Kahuku (BYU)
Timothy Horn, K, Punahou (Washington)
Tiger Peterson, DB, Kamehameha (Hawaii)
Blake Feigenspan, OL, Punahou (Army)
Darius Muasau, LB, Mililani (Hawaii)


  1. DOMINIC UNE July 18, 2018 4:48 am

    Surprised, Navy never offered?

  2. roygbivs July 18, 2018 2:17 pm

    The state of Hawaii should be ashamed that we can’t keep our very own to attend our university. We always do things backwards ova hea.

  3. oldtimer808 July 18, 2018 3:32 pm

    What would be your solution to this age old problem roygbivs? To say the State of Hawaii should be ashamed is rather idiotic. Young men and women will attend colleges of their choosing as it is not up to the state but to the family of each individual. So clarify how we always do things backwards.

  4. FODAKEIKI July 18, 2018 4:56 pm

    Many will choose a school that will offer the most resources on or off the field toward their future

  5. Todahouse July 19, 2018 12:40 am

    We should all be proud that another local boy makes it to a solid D1 school.
    Just another example of how our kids here in the islands can get recognized for their hard work and effort.
    Great job Duke and to all of the seniors moving on to the next level.

  6. Tim Haehnlen July 19, 2018 4:12 am

    Well, I guess that some of the recruits Hawaii gets are probably lamented about by those where they came from, so same thing in reverse.

  7. amela July 19, 2018 6:12 pm

    Same as Alabama, they can’t keep all their players home too.

  8. anywaaaays!! July 25, 2018 5:53 pm

    good for this kid. he’s from the ILH. he should be used to how recruiting works.

  9. You can't handle the truth September 14, 2018 10:41 pm

    Well let’s see, Mr. Duke Clemens picks a better academic school to attend, then he gets to suit up and play for the Pac 12 power five Bruins with better facilities and benefits..hmm duh!

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