Fresno State gets busy recruiting Hawaii

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.

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.



  1. Mahatma Gandhi May 17, 2017 6:47 pm

    Fresno also got a guy who transferred from St Lulu to Bishop Gorman. Nela Otukulo I think was his name. Fresno signed him out of Bishop Gorman 2 years ago.

  2. PhILHarmonic May 17, 2017 7:22 pm

    Hawaii > Fresno St. Play in the same conference, but Hawaii is the better school and you don’t have to live in the armpit and meth capital of the world that is Fresno. PAC 12 I can see, Fresno? LOL!!!!!

    BTW, what wack jobs the competing “Ed 1sts” are. Can someone ban that screen name from posting? Either two shut-ins going at it or the same guy bantering with himself trying in a sick and sad way to get attention. This is the guy who is never where he says he’s going to be. Goes radio silent when someone shows up at the various eateries he claims to be at then posts messages hours later that says “I was there”. Classic.

  3. Education First May 18, 2017 9:34 pm

    @phILHarmonic, you should shut your mouth and know your role. Bullying, even internet posts like yours, is demeaning and hurtful. I had enough of that crap growing up and don’t need to be ragged on in here. It actually aggravated my asthma to the point that I couldn’t play sports growing up. Made me a big fan though so wasn’t so bad. That’s why I’m so knowledgeable on a # of sports. Thought of entering Bobby Curran’s NAPA Ultimate Sports Challenge but I don’t have a cell phone. Am I keeping it “real” enough for you??!!

  4. Education First May 26, 2017 10:49 am

    phILH the bully talking to himself. Lonely times indeed.

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