Kamehameha’s Foster lines up college visits

Kamehameha's Tainoa Foster brought down Punahou's Wayne Taulapapa in a game earlier this year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha’s Tainoa Foster brought down Punahou’s Wayne Taulapapa in a game earlier this year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Kamehameha senior Tainoa Foster has a big month of January ahead of him.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker — who holds offers from Hawaii, Washington State, Utah State and Fresno State — will take official visits to three different Division I schools in consecutive weekends in January.

He’ll start with a trip to Pullman, Wash., on the 15th to visit the Cougars, who went 8-4 this season. ‘Iolani’s Keoni-Kordell Makekau is also scheduled to visit Washington State that weekend and more from Hawaii are likely to go as well. Washington State has recruited Hawaii heavily in recent years, signing Kapolei’s Kingston Fernandez and Lahainaluna’s Hercules Mata’afa in 2014 and adding Kainoa Wilson of Mililani as a freshman walk-on for this season.

WSU has offered at least 10 high schools seniors from Hawaii this season, including Foster, Makekau, Kapolei’s Sean Auwae, who recently de-committed from UCLA, Kahuku’s Hirkley Latu and Saint Louis DB Luca Vartic.

Foster will then visit Utah State on the 22nd and close out the month with a trip to Fresno State on the 29th.

“Whats definitely going to pay a big role (in my decision) is my visits because I’m visiting the places I’m going to be spending the next four or five years of my life,” Foster said.

He also holds an offer from Hawaii, but like the other recruits with UH offers, hasn’t heard anything since before Norm Chow was fired four weeks ago.

That will certainly change with the hiring of Nick Rolovich, who begins his first day on the job Monday.

“The door is still open,” Foster said.

Foster was named first-team All-ILH earlier this month for the first time and is part of a loaded group of senior linebackers out of Hawaii this season.

Signing day is Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Keep track of all players from Hawaii getting recruited on our Football Recruiting Page that is updated routinely.


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