The 2018 Polynesian Bowl has already put together a roster of 90 seniors for the annual high school football all-star game on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Aloha Stadium.
Four players from Hawaii — Waianae LB Kana’i Mauga, Kahuku DE Samson Reed, Kapolei LB Rocky Savea and ‘Iolani WR Justin Genovia — have been invited to the game.
Of the 90 players, nine are 5-star recruits, including quarterback Justin Fields of Harrison, Ga., who is the No. 1 overall recruit for 2018 according to ESPN.com. Another 46 are 4-star recruits.
Here is the full list of players selected.
Over the next 13 weeks, two players from Hawaii will be selected to the game every Thursday. Starting in two days, Hawaii Prep World will reveal one of the selections at approximately noon. The other selection will be announced on Cover2: Hawaii High School Football Weekly, beginning a week from Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2. This week, the selection will be announced during the Thursday sportscast on the 6 p.m. KHON2 news.
The top 21 ranked Polynesian seniors in the country have already committed to the game. Currently 52 of the 90 players overall are of Polynesian ancestry and 18 states are represented with 36 players having already committed. Southern California currently leads the way with six commits in the game.