The top two wide receivers in the state this past season are staying home for college.
Kamehameha’s Kumoku Noa announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will stay home and play for Hawaii, joining Mililani’s Kalakaua Timoteo at UH. Both receivers were named to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state first team in December and were the top two in the state in receiving yardage.
Despite playing for four different starting quarterbacks, Noa became just the seventh player in Oahu high school history to finish with at least 1,200 receiving yards in a season. Noa hit the number exactly in just nine games, joining his brother, Kanawai Noa, a freshman at California, as the only players to reach that mark in nine games or less.
Noa scored touchdowns on 15 of his 55 receptions and was also a dynamic kick and punt returner for the Warriors.
Listed at 6 feet and 180 pounds, Noa didn’t just pad his stats against lesser competition either. He had at least 100 yards receiving in all six ILH games, including a 9-catch, 195-yard performance with two touchdowns in a 51-36 loss to eventual ILH champion Saint Louis.
Now holds four of the top five single-game receiving performances all-time at Kamehameha, going for at least 180 yards in four of his nine games as a senior.