Kahuku’s Anae in process of making visits

Kahuku defensive end Bradlee Anae will be taking his official trips to BYU and Utah this week. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku defensive end Bradlee Anae will be taking his official trips to BYU and Utah this week. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

It’s possible Kahuku defensive end Bradlee Anae could go where Red Raiders head coach Vavae Tata last worked as an assistant. That’s Vanderbilt in Nashville.

Anae, the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder who was a large force in Kahuku’s run to the Division I state championship in 2015, was making his visit at Oregon State on Saturday when Hawaii Prep World contacted him.

Last week, Anae took an official visit to Vanderbilt.

“Vanderbilt has elite academics and it’s in the SEC and that’s great,” he said. “Oregon State is a really big school, a large, well-known place. They have the tools there to become a great football team, and Corvallis is a nice town.”

If Anae chooses Oregon State, he would be hooking up with former Kahuku players LaMone Williams, a defensive tackle, and Tuli Wily-Matagi, a tight end. Hirkley Latu, Anae’s 2015 Red Raiders teammate, recently visited Oregon State and it’s possible Latu could be headed there.

“It would be fun if we do decide to go to the same school,” Anae said about Latu, “but we’re both going to choose what’s best for our paths.”

Anae will visit BYU on Wednesday and Thursday and then Utah on Friday and Saturday.

Talking about his time at Vandy and Oregon State, he said: “We go out and eat a lot, like 3-4 times a day, and just hanging out with the players at night. It’s cool to see how they interact with each other.”

Anae said he’s leaving his options open and doesn’t plan on announcing his final decision until national letter of intent signing day Feb. 3.


  1. Mahatma Gandhi January 24, 2016 5:03 am

    He gotta be the son of Brad Anae, former Kahuku and BYU star. Nephew of Robert Anae, offensive coordinator in Div 1 NCAA football who has moved around a lot recently. I don;t know where he is now. He was previously at TCU, then BYU. I am going to assume he is Mormon. But kids have always wanted to play at the highest level of football. BYU has lost out on Mormon kids who wanted to play at a higher level. Manti Teo for one. Even the keiki o ka aina, the kanaka maoli, born and raised in the islands, always choose Pac-12 instead of UH if given the offer. Hauoli Jamora of Kahuku signed with Washington in the Pac-12 instead of UH. Dylan Kane of Kamehameha chose Oregon last year. Probably never even considered UH. Speaking of Manti Teo, has he come out of the closet yet? I would never ask a Punahou teammate of Manti Teo if he thought he was a mahu. But I did come across one at a club and I only went as far as asking him if Manti had a girlfriend while at Puanhou. His answer was “not that I knew of, unless he did a really good job of keeping her secret”.

  2. Education First January 24, 2016 7:34 am

    Who cares if Manti came out of the closet or not? I don’t care that “88” likes boys. Why should anyone care and why is that any of our business?

    Maybe you can ask him. It’s not hard to get in touch with him.

  3. H-Man January 24, 2016 9:32 am

    Vanderbilt sounds good. Excellent school.

  4. hi808 January 24, 2016 9:55 am

    Manti is dating a hispanic model, first name nicole just google it. No worry about the braddah hes an adult and can make his own decisions, as long as he not breaking the law its all good. However I do wonder how different his life would be had he chosen to serve a mission when he was 19yrs old. “What good if a man gaineth the world but lose his soul”

  5. amela January 24, 2016 10:42 am

    I wish the local boys would stay home and make us great.

  6. 88 January 24, 2016 11:14 am

    Whats up with you and little boys bro? I understand what happened to you and your math teacher but bradah you need to break the cycle. Remember your son(who you posted about so proudly) who you sent to Punahou and is earning 6-7 figures now. Do it for him and stop. Now this inappropriate relationship you have going on with the ex Bball coach. Enough already

  7. H-Man January 24, 2016 3:13 pm

    We just need to celebrate the ones that elect to stay to play for the Warriors. OLB Jeremiah Pritchard from Farrington HS just committed to the Warriors this weekend. Hoping there will be a few more.

  8. Action Jackson January 24, 2016 6:01 pm

    I like Corvallis, plenty local flavor and just a short drive to the scenic Pacific ocean.

  9. Education First January 24, 2016 7:50 pm

    It’s okay 88 about your orientation. I support you! You don’t need to hide! It’s 2016 and it’s okay 88! Be proud of who you are!

    I mean I wouldn’t do it, but it’s okay that you continue to! Be honest with yourself!

    (And pretty sad and unoriginal comeback. I hope that you aren’t trying hard since it’s quite pathetic).

    Real Life Drama Play
    (88 enters into the room and the bedroom lights dim).

    88: “Haha I will get Education First really good on this one. He is going to never forget the day he met me!”

    88’s Mom: “88, are you still on the internet. Didn’t I tell you to get off? You have chores to do. If you don’t do your chores I am going to ask you to move out since you don’t pay rent. And where would you be? Minimum wage doesn’t go too far.”

    88: “But mom, I am really good on this blog. I spend hours telling stories and the people believe me. You never let me play football, at least let me have this.”

    88’s Mom: “Ok son. But you have to promise me to remove those inappropriate photos of you and your mahu bf’s. I know it’s 2016, but I am an honorable Mormon Women and that makes me uncomfortable.”

    88: “Geez mom! You take all the fun out of it!”

  10. 88 January 24, 2016 10:11 pm

    Its not hard at all.. You are doing just fine making yourself look like an @$$.

  11. amela January 24, 2016 11:29 pm

    I think you guys are on the wrong website. Take your porn elsewhere.

  12. Education First January 24, 2016 11:51 pm

    I am original. You are tired. I am a genius. You are an idiot. I am brave. You are a coward. I can go on for days and days. Audience, can you see how I get under 88’s skin. You can just hear the anger in his writing as I sit behind the computer laughing.

    He calls me out and I actually show. And he was no where to be found. But he will act tough and make like he did.

    The entire cyberworld knows 88 is a coward and is real scared!

    And his comebacks? C’mon guys! Someone please help the guy out!

  13. EwaEwa January 25, 2016 5:01 pm

    Anae is a beast, He has a high motor and will fill out very nicely. If he stays healthy he will go in the first round of the NFL draft. Was almost a tragedy that we didnt get to see this kid play his senior year after he punched and broke a kids jaw mid season and got suspended 4 games. RR4L \,,/_

  14. Tutu Kane Ale January 26, 2016 6:44 pm

    Bradlee you said it and only you know what’s better then best and yet what you have here at home is only a slippery trail and yet the path that you seeking out is not at home but across the big blue Pacific O but moreso consider seriously the best FUTURE CONNECTION for your athletic or academic career;…also put your trust in those who walked the path before you yet do your own math and respect the pros and cons and them doesn’t lie yet some people get blind sided to rely on their “dream” feeling and not their “smart” technical wit feeling like “smart” is what you have already achieved and yet “dream” is what you want to achieve;..for you to make your final pick like a decision/selection warrants moreso your smart achievements,..like them are in god we trust. Good luck and enjoy each new day

  15. AOK January 26, 2016 11:26 pm

    Beast, yes. But 1st rounder? Yikes!!

  16. LunaLuna January 27, 2016 1:07 pm

    Mel Kiper has DeForest Buckner of Punahou/Oregon going #4 to Dallas in the first round.

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