Fresno State, which had already ramped up its recruiting presence in Hawaii with Tony Tuioti on staff before he left for Cal, handed out a flurry of offers to Hawaii high school players on Tuesday.
Kapolei was the huge winner with four players, including defensive tackle Aaron Faumui, receiving a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs.
Faumui, listed at 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds, played for Radford and won a Division II state title as a sophomore in 2015 before transferring to Orem H.S. in Utah for his junior season.
Faumui has apparently returned to Hawaii and will play for the Hurricanes this upcoming season.
Another transfer, offensive lineman Julius Buelow from Damien, picked up a scholarship offer as did defensive lineman Junior Tuia and linebacker Kukea Emmsley.
Buelow, who is 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds and will be a junior in the fall, has also been offered by Hawaii, Oregon State and BYU. Emmsley, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior-to-be, has also been offered by Air Force, Army, Navy, Hawaii and Oregon State while Tuia, a 6-foot-2, 270 pound senior-to-be, landed his first.
The Bulldogs also extended an offer to Waianae defensive end Kanai Mauga, whose eight scholarship offers now are the most of any player in Hawaii in the Class of 2018.
Also on Tuesday, Utah State offered Kahuku linebacker Miki Ah You, who announced it on Twitter.
— Miki Ah You (@mikiahyou) May 17, 2017
Ah You was one of 10 underclassmen to make the 2016 Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State second team during his sophomore season with the Red Raiders.
Ah You’s teammate, defensive end Sedric Iafeta, who is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, also announced on Twitter that he has received a scholarship offer from Navy.