Army offers scholarship to Kahuku’s Sasaoka

Kahuku kicker Kekoa Sasaoka has a scholarship offer from Army. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku kicker Kekoa Sasaoka has a scholarship offer from Army. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku kicker Kekoa Sasaoka has one scholarship offer and two other schools intereested in his services.

Army offered Sasaoka in March, and the senior Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State second team selection is being actively recruited by Hawaii and Cal.

The recruiting point man at Army is former Waipahu head coach Sean Saturnio, who is a Black Knights assistant.

Sasaoka made the switch from Farrington to Kahuku this season and believes more offers may be coming his way.

“My mom has lived in Hauula since 2006 and I’ve played sports here since I was little,” he said. “I want this for my high school years … to graduate over here.”

Sasaoka says he knows many of the Red Raiders players well from his days playing youth sports.

“There is a real good bond on this team, something I personally never had before,” he said. “That’s because everybody grew up playing together.”

In two games so far for the Red Raiders, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound Sasaoka has four field goals — from 40, 39 twice and 26 yards.


  1. OahuPuns August 18, 2015 6:10 pm

    Sasaoka and Jet Toner from Punahou are top notch at their postions yet It baffles me that the offers are not as lucrative as other positions on the field where the big schools from Pac12, SEC, Big 10 are hounding them.

    Maybe kickers are dime a dozen in the mainland.

  2. Northshore August 19, 2015 10:21 am

    what a great opportunity for a young man to be recruited by a military academy (West Point). As long as he is able to keep up his grades and take all the disciplinary orders by his superiors, he’ll do well, and commissioned as an officer upon graduation. Just imagine, free housing, meals, medical and dental, and education and paid (approx $900.00 per month) for 12 months per year. It’s an opportunity for once in a lifetime to be recruited by a U.S. military academy especially as a kicker.

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