Mauga, Montiban receive offers from Cal

Waianae's Kana'i Mauga is up to five FBS offers. Photo by Daryl Oumi/Special to Star-Advertiser
Waianae’s Kana’i Mauga is up to five FBS offers. Photo by Daryl Oumi/Special to Star-Advertiser

California is the latest Pac-12 school to get in on the local recruiting scene.

The Golden Bears extended an offer Friday to Waianae defensive end Kana’i Mauga, who now holds offers from three different Pac-12 schools.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior is the first Class of 2018 recruit from Hawaii to receive an offer from the Golden Bears.

Cal also extended an offer to Kamehameha-Hawaii alum and current Riverside City College offensive lineman Keli’i Montiban.

Montibon, who is 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, also holds offers from Florida Atlantic and Nevada.

He graduated last year from KS-Hawaii and had only one offer in high school — from Army.



  1. AOK February 25, 2017 2:02 pm

    This kid is really starting to pick up steam. And getting an offer from Cal Berkeley shows he must have his academics and qualifying scores in order. Well done young man and best of luck Sr yr.

  2. AOK February 25, 2017 2:03 pm

    I also knew a Mauga family from Hauula…wondering if they r related??

  3. turfwar February 25, 2017 10:31 pm

    Tuioti didn’t wait very long.

  4. ??? February 26, 2017 5:12 am

    Tuioti is at Fresno not Cal!!

  5. NotNasti February 26, 2017 8:00 am

    @???: Tuioti is the new OLB coach at Cal Bears.

  6. ??? February 26, 2017 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the update..

  7. ??? February 26, 2017 4:15 pm

    Since 2013 Tuioti has been with Hawaii, Cleveland Browns, Michigan, Fresno & now Cal, what kid would commit to that? No loyalty, just chasing paychecks. Wonder if Maiava’s scholarship still stands at Fresno?

  8. Chloropicrin February 28, 2017 8:34 am

    This kid is a beast and very humble too, from what I heard. He has good range and his speed is deceiving. He’ll probably have over a dozen offers by the end of his senior season.

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