Kaiser multi-purpose player Nic Tom told Hawaii Prep World on Friday that he is waiting to hear back from Hawaii before making a decision between the Warriors and Air Force for his college football career.
Tom said he has an offer from Air Force and is also being recruited by the University of San Diego (Division I FCS) and Central Washington (Division II).
Tom — who is 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds — was part of the Cougars’ Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I playoff teams the past two years and was also a member of the 2013 Division II state title team. He played wide receiver, slotback and defensive back, and as a senior, started as a quarterback and went both ways.
Tom made his official visit to the Air Force Academy campus recently. He tweeted this on Jan. 17: “Thank you to @AFFootball @jake8shakes and @CoachTCalhoun for this incredible visit and hospitality. I had a blast!”
Tom said he will most likely wait until after signing day to make his decision.
In other recruiting news, Punahou quarterback Eprhaim Tuliloa was talking with several Division I FBS coaches recently, according to his father Chris Tuliloa. Hawaii Prep World and Rivals.com previously reported that the 6-2, 228-pound Tuliloa had been offered by UNLV and Colorado, but his father said Thursday that there are no offers at this point.
Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Kelii Montibon, a 6-3-290-pound offensive lineman, has an offer from Army, but said on Thursday that he will not go to the U.S. Military Academy. He will likely play at one of the following colleges that are also recruiting him — Montana State, Delaware State, Central Washington, Eastern Arizona or Arizona Western. None of those five are Division I FBS schools.
Radford slotback Blaise Manabe, who is 5-8 and 150 pounds, has orally committed to Western Oregon, a Division II school, according to the PIAA website.