Recruiting for Division I FBS college football does not have an offseason. It is a constant. After the Class of 2015 seniors signed their letters of intent in February, a new crop of recruits from the Class of 2016 began to get more attention.
A list of Hawaii high school players being recruited from the class of 2016, with data from Rivals.com, Scout.com, Doris Sullivan of the the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance, Paul Honda of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and HawaiiPrepWorld.com and other sources, is below.
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>> Hirkley Latu, DB, Kahuku, 6’3, 200: (BYU). Offers: Cal, Oregon State, Utah, Washington State.
>> McKenzie Milton, QB Mililani, 6’0, 170: (Hawaii)
>> Kalakaua Timoteo, WR, Mililani, 6’2, 205: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii, Washington State.
>> Michael Eletise, OL, Kaiser, 6-4, 302: Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Hawaii, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State.
>> Vavae Malepeai, RB, Mililani, 6’0, 190: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State.
>> Sean Auwae, OL, Kapolei, 6’3, 296: Arizona State, BYU, Hawaii, Idaho State, Louisville, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State.
>> Handsome Tanielu, DT, Waianae (Snow College), 6’2, 305: Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Houston, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, Tulsa, Utah State.
>> Drew Kobayashi, WR, Saint Louis, 6’2, 185: Air Force, California, Army, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, San Diego State, Washington, Washington State.
>> Keala Santiago, DB, Kahuku, 5’11, 187: Army, Colorado, Navy, UNLV.
>> Wayne Taulapapa, RB, Punahou, 6’0, 202: BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV.
>> Keoni-Kordell Makekau, WR, ‘Iolani, 5’11, 166: Hawaii, Navy, Washington State.
>> Jeremiah Pritchard, LB, Farrington, 6’0, 200: Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV.
>> Ephraim Tuliloa, ATH, Punahou, 6’2, 228: Colorado, UNLV, Southern Utah.
>> Luca Vartic, DB, Konawaena, 6’1, 200: Hawaii, UNLV, Washington State.
>> Nate Herbig, OL, Saint Louis, 6’4, 320: San Diego State, Washington State.
>> Andru Tovi, OL, Mililani, 6’3, 325: San Diego State, Utah State.
>> Thomas Reid, WR, Radford, 6’2, 185: Hawaii, Nevada.
>> Tainoa Foster, LB, Kamehameha, 6’2, 192: Hawaii.
>> Justin Matias, S, Punahou, 6’0, 170: Dartmouth.