On Tuesday, Kahuku senior Aliki Vimahi tweeted that he was offered a scholarship by Southern California, his dream school.
After Friday’s 44-8 win over Farrington to capture the school’s second straight OIA title and 25th overall, Vimahi was seen wearing a sleeve on each arm. Both were emblazoned with the USC logo.
Among the double-digit amount of offers he holds, it’s safe to say that this one was pretty special to him.
“It’s been my dream school ever since I can remember,” Vimahi said. “Back when I was 6 years old in San Francisco watching them play, I just love the tradition they have, the way they play, the swag they have, the way they carry themselves — I just loved all of it.”
Vimahi, who is 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, moved to the islands from the Bay Area in 2006. Regardless of his locale, his fandom of the Trojans never wavered.
He still has visits to Georgia Tech, Utah and Virginia lined up. All were set up before landing the USC offer.
“I’m close but not quite there yet,” Vimahi said. “I still got a few more options to see what’s best for me, but it’s close.”