Oregon State adds another commit from Hawaii

Waianae offensive lineman Onesimus Clarke is headed to the Pac-12. Photo by Jerry Campany/Star-Advertiser.
Waianae offensive lineman Onesimus Clarke is headed to the Pac-12. Photo by Jerry Campany/Star-Advertiser.

First Oregon State got Kahuku’s Kesi Ah-Hoy to open up his recruitment after committing to Hawaii.

Then it got Leilehua’s Charles Moku Watson to commit after he had originally pledged to Washington State last summer.

Now the Beavers are adding some beef to their offensive line from Hawaii with the commitment of Waianae’s Onesimus Lutu-Clarke.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Clarke, who participated in the inaugural Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night, made his commitment public on Twitter tonight.

Lutu-Clarke, a Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State first teamer, also had offers from BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Boise State and Nevada but ultimately picked the lone Pac-12 school.

Along with Watson, the two commits from Hawaii join a Beavers team that includes linebacker Manase Hungalu (Kealakehe), tight end Tuli Wily-Matagi (Kahuku), defensive end Titus Failauga (Mid-Pacific), defensive end Lamone Williams (Kahuku), and defensive tackle Kalani Vakameilalo (Kapolei).

Hungalu was second on the Beavers with 83 tackles last season while Failauga and Vakameilalo each had two sacks.



  1. bigisle January 23, 2017 6:36 am

    Hawaii can keep the local talent home to play for an ‘also-ran’ UH……..

  2. OSUMD January 23, 2017 1:43 pm

    I guess the draw of the PAC12 and to get off the rock. Oregon State is a lateral move academically and likely to have less PT. Hope things work out for these kids.

  3. ??? January 24, 2017 10:51 am

    What happened to the dreams of the keiki watching & wanting to play for the Home team WARRIORS, like the Noga’s, Satele’s, Peters, Ala’s, T.Chang, B.Soares, J. Rivers. These men made a difference and put Hawaii on the Map.
    Loyal 2 Da Soil…….

  4. OGRRFL January 24, 2017 11:43 am

    Our kids can do well there! And alot of the kids that stayed home wish they went away. It’s good for the kids to go and experience somewhere else, Hawaii will always be here and home! Right now the poly movement in college and the NFL is hot and on the go. Everyone wants the poly boys. So the mainland schools,is where to be!! Good luck to all the boys. Aloha ke akua !

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