RECRUITING: Fehoko to LSU; Pagano to Oregon

Former Farrington defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko was a two-year starter at Texas Tech before transferring to LSU. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser
Former Farrington defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko was a two-year starter at Texas Tech before transferring to LSU. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser

Two of the best Hawaii high school football players who had been playing Division I football for multiple years decided to transfer this offseason.

Defensive linemen Breiden Fehoko (Farrington) and Scott Pagano (Moanalua) enjoyed the recruiting process all over again before making their decisions.

This morning, Fehoko, who was a two-year starter at Texas Tech, announced he would enroll at LSU.

Fehoko had taken official visits to Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia, Louisville and LSU before deciding on the Tigers.

Pagano, who won a national title at Clemson this past season, made his decision Friday, choosing Oregon over Oklahoma as a graduate transfer.

Pagano joins an Oregon team that continues to fill its roster with island-born players. Redshort sophomore Dylan Kane (Kamehameha) is expected to transition to wide receiver this year from defensive back. Linebacker Kaulana Apelu (Kamehameha) started games last season as did defensive tackle Rex Manu (Mililani). The roster also includes tight end Matt Mariota (Saint Louis) and recently enrolled kicker Adam Stack (Kamehameha).


  1. TooMeke April 17, 2017 9:25 am

    Good luck B-Man!! Go sack Tua!! HAHAHA!

  2. Mahatma Gandhi April 17, 2017 11:07 am

    OK, who knows why they wanted to transfer out?
    Dylan Kane won both the 100m and 200m dashes in the 2014 state track meet.
    You can scratch Canton Kaumatule. He didn’t even last 1 year at Oregon. Something about an injury. Must be true. Teams never give up on players that soon.

  3. ??? April 18, 2017 3:37 pm

    Sad that they did not even consider

  4. thnk1st April 18, 2017 7:16 pm

    fehokos have no love for hawaii, uprooted family and left the state. same as pagano, when news first came out about pagano transferring, i took cracks for saying its all about playing time, and was trashed for saying that cuz people here bought the politically correct things these athletes say about why they transferring. if you take the time to read from the clemson sites and read what the local clemson fans who know what is going on with their team say about pagano, it is clear that they all know down in clemson territory it was all about playing time. they report that pagano would not see that much playing time like the past 4 yrs. just wanted to state this, and it is not about his graduate degree vs trying to get on the field to up his stock for the NFL draft. Fehoko and father would never ever consider hawaii so put that to rest.

  5. 88 April 18, 2017 8:43 pm

    @thnk1st- Can you blame them for not considering UH. C’mon now. Oregon or Hawaii? LSU or Hawaii? You decide. And if you tell me you would choose Hawaii than you sir are a liar.

  6. Rumorville April 19, 2017 7:39 am

    Did Oregon go to a bowl game last year?

  7. Education First April 19, 2017 9:59 am

    Why would anyone with talent want to go to UH. Wasn’t it several years ago the football players were complaining about a lack of towels and soap in the locker rooms? Really? That’s pathetic.

  8. thnk1st April 19, 2017 9:42 pm

    @88 agree its a no brainer at all. most of my point was towards getting trashed for saying pagano was transferring to pursue his graduate program and all i said is i felt it was all about playing time and has nothing to do with his graduate work. but you are spot on about those school choices over UH. Clemson fans know the truth and locals here are so gullible to believe he is transferring to pursue his graduate studies. he stated to be closer to home on the west coast wherever that maybe since he is not from hawaii, then goes to notre dame. geez i didn’t think Indiana is on the west coast. just wanted to call this out. today it is too much politically correct shibai so they don’t get called out on these things.

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