Football recruiting

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Kahuku defensive end Samson Reed is one of the top recruits in the Class of 2018. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku defensive end Samson Reed is one of the top recruits in the Class of 2018. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

A list of Hawaii high school football players and junior college players who graduated locally being recruited by Division I FBS colleges is below:

UPDATED: Nov. 22

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2018

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>> Jonathan Lolohea, DL, Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Maui), 6-3, 315: (COMMITTED 6/11: Kansas). Offers: Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Florida Atlantic, Hawaii, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisville, Maryland, Oregon State, San Jose State, SMU, Southern Mississippi, TCU, Texas-San Antonio, UNLV, Utah State, Washington State.

13
>> Kanai Mauga, DE, Waianae, 6-2, 215: (COMMITTED 6/24: USC). Offers: Boise State, California, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, USC, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State.

12
>> Sione Vea, DE, East Los Angeles (Kalani), 6-6, 265: Arizona State, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Syracuse.

11
>> Alama Uluave, OL, Punahou, 6-4, 275: Air Force, Army, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Syracuse, Texas Tech, UNLV, Washington State.

9
>> Kukea Emmsley, LB, Kapolei, 6-5, 230: (COMMITTED 7/26: Boise State). Offers: Air Force, Army, Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Navy, Oregon, Oregon State.
>> Kelii Montibon, OL, Riverside C.C. (KS-Hawaii), 6-4, 285: (COMMITTED 6/13: Oregon State). Offers: California, Central Florida, Connecticut, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, UTSA.

8
>> Samson Reed, DE, Kahuku, 6-2, 250: (COMMITTED 6/26: Virginia). Offers: BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, UNLV, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Zion Tupuola-Fetui, LB, Pearl City, 6-4, 250: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State.

7
>> Isaiah Tufaga, LB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 195: (COMMITTED 10/29: Oregon State). Offers: Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, UNLV, Utah State, Vanderbilt.
>> Jonah Welch, OLB/DE, Kamehameha, 6-2, 230: (COMMITTED 11/22: Navy). Offers: Air Force, Army, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, Syracuse, Vanderbilt.

6
>> Aaron Faumui, DT, Kapolei, 6-2, 280: Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, New Mexico, Utah State, Wisconsin.

4
>> Hale Motu’apuaka, DL, Punahou, 6-2, 280: Army, Hawaii, New Mexico, Utah State.
>> Sione Veikoso, OL, Kailua, 6-6, 290: BYU, Hawaii, Oregon State, Washington State.

3
>> Stephen Barber, QB, Punahou, 6-3, 205: Air Force, Hawaii, Navy.
>> Chris Sykes, WR, Saint Louis, 6-4, 200: (COMMITTED 10/8: Dartmouth). Offers: Air Force, Army, Fresno State.

2
>> Sedric Iafeta, DE/TE, Kahuku, 6-3, 230: Hawaii, Navy.
>> Siaosi Lauhingoa, OL/DL, Kahuku, 6-2, 295: New Mexico, Utah State.
>> Rocky Savea, LB, Kapolei, 6-1, 200: Oregon State, Texas Tech.

1
>> Scottie Agasiva, OL, Mililani, 6-0, 300: Utah.
>> Tyrell Baldonado-Kaleiopu, WR/DB, KS-Maui, 5-10, 165: Navy.
>> Chevan Cordeiro, QB, Saint Louis, 6-0, 180: (COMMITTED 5/30: Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii.
>> Isaiah Feary, DB/LB, Saint Louis, 6-2, 200: Hawaii.
>> Matthan Hatchie, OL, Waialua, 6-3, 250: Hawaii.
>> Kai Kaneshiro, DB, Saint Louis, 6-2, 190: (COMMITTED 6/19: Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii.
>> Takaamoatoa Lautaha, DE/LB, St. Francis, 6-3, 245: Colorado State.
>> Sekope Latu, P/DL, Kahuku, 6-3, 250: BYU.
>> Micah Mariteragi, OL, Kahuku, 6-5, 265: (COMMITTED 11/22: Virginia). Offers: Virginia
>> Peni Naulu, LB, Kapolei, 6-2, 220: Hawaii.
>> Tristan Nichols, DL, Arizona Western C.C. (Saint Louis), 6-4, 300: (COMMITTED 8/4: Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii, Oregon State.
>> Jonah Panoke, WR, Saint Louis, 6-2, 190: (COMMITTED 6/19: Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii.
>> Noa Purcell, LB, Saint Louis, 5-11, 230: Fresno State.
>> Mitchell Quinn, WR, Saint Louis, 5-11, 150: Hawaii.
>> Isaiah Taliulu, LB, Saint Louis, 6-0, 210: Air Force.
>> Eliki Tanuvasa, OL, Saint Louis, 6-3, 270: Army.
>> Junior Tuia, DL, Kapolei, 6-2, 270: Fresno State.
>> Luca Vartic, DB, Arizona Western C.C. (Saint Louis), 6-1, 195: UNLV
>> Izaya Vimahi, OL, Kahuku, 6-3, 260: BYU.

2019

>> Miki Ah You, LB, Kahuku, 6-1, 190: BYU, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah State.
>> Julius Buelow, OL, Kapolei, 6-7, 300: Arizona State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Utah State, Washington State.
>> Duke Clemens, OL, Punahou, 6-4, 250: Hawaii, Utah.
>> Nalu Emerson, OLB/SS, Kahuku, 6-1, 180: Hawaii.
>> Dillon Gabriel, QB, Mililani, 6-0, 180: Navy.
>> Sitiveni Kaufusi, RB/LB/DE, Punahou, 6-3, 225: Hawaii, Iowa State.
>> Marist Liufau, DB, Punahou, 6-2, 175: Hawaii.
>> Treven Ma’ae, DE, Kapolei, 6-4, 220: Arizona State, Hawaii, Navy, Utah, Utah State.
>> Kaulana Makaula, DB, Punahou, 6-3, 190: BYU, Hawaii.
>> Sama Paama, OL, Kaimuki, 6-5, 330: Hawaii.
>> Lokahi Pauole, OL, Kamehameha, 6-4, 295: Hawaii.
>> Tiger Peterson, DB, Kamehameha, 6-1, 190: Hawaii.
>> Maninoa Tufono, LB, Punahou, 6-3, 220: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oregon, San Diego State, Syracuse, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Washington State.
>> Faatui Tuitele, DL, Saint Louis, 6-3, 270: BYU, California, Clemson, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington.
>> Elijah Unutoa, OL, Kapaa, 6-4, 265: BYU, Hawaii.
>> Enokk Vimahi, OL/DL, Kahuku, 6-4, 250: Arizona State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Syracuse, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia.

2020

>> Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa, WR/DB, Campbell, 6-0, 185: Hawaii.
>> Bam Amina, LB, Kapolei, 6-1, 200: San Jose State.
>> Jordan Botelho, LB, Saint Louis, 6-3, 218: Hawaii.
>> Kaonohi Kaniho, DB, Kahuku, 5-9, 150: Hawaii.
>> Alakai Gilman, DB, Punahou, 5-11, 180: Hawaii.
>> Nick Herbig, LB, Saint Louis, 6-2, 195: Hawaii.
>> Ope Laloulu, OL, St. Francis, 6-7, 340: BYU, Oregon.
>> JL Lavea, LB, Kahuku, 6-1, 215: BYU.
>> Sione Lolohea, DL, Maui, 6-3, 230: BYU, Hawaii.
>> Sol-Jay Maiava, QB, Kahuku, 6-1, 170: Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Utah.
>> Stanley McKenzie, DL, Saint Louis, 6-2, 266: Hawaii.
>> Matt Sykes, WR, Saint Louis, 6-3, 192: Fresno State.
>> Tyrese Tafai, LB, Campbell, 5-11, 195: Nevada.
>> Roman Wilson, WR, Saint Louis, 5-11, 155: Hawaii.

2021

>> Mason Tufaga, LB/DB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 180: Hawaii.

PAST YEARS

2017

Saint Louis' Tua Tagovailoa is the highest rated quarterback prospect ever to come out of Hawaii. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis’ Tua Tagovailoa is the highest rated quarterback prospect ever to come out of Hawaii. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Signed letter of intent or gave oral commitment
>> Feleti Afemui, LB, Maui, 6-2, 205: (Vanderbilt). Offers: Army, Hawaii, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
>> Jordan Agasiva, OL, Pima College (Mililani), 6-5, 310: (Utah). Offers: Auburn, Boise State, Brigham Young, Central Florida, Colorado State, Hawaii, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State.
>> Kesi Ah-Hoy, RB, Kahuku, 6-0, 205: (Oregon State). Offers: Army, BYU, Hawaii, Oregon State.
>> Andrew Aleki, DE/LB, Kamehameha, 6-3, 225 (San Diego State). Offers: Air Force, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah, Washington State.
>> Jonah Buchanan, DL, ‘Iolani, 6-4, 260: (Vanderbilt). Offers: Vanderbilt
>> Onesimus Clarke, OL, Waianae, 6-5, 290: (Oregon State). Offers: Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State.
>> Mango Finau, OL, Baldwin, 6-4, 340: (BYU). Offers: BYU.
>> Kekaula Kaniho, DB, Kahuku, 6-1, 170: (Boise State). Offers: Army, Boise State, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
>> Seyddrick Lakalaka, LB, Punahou, 6-1, 220: (San Diego State). Offers: San Diego State.
>> Christian Mejia, DE, Kailua, 6-4, 210: (Washington State). Offers: Hawaii, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
>> Michael Minihan, OL, Saint Louis, 6-3, 275: (Georgia Tech). Offers: Air Force, Army, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, San Jose State, UNLV.
>> Nakoa Pauole, DL, Kamehameha, 6-2, 270: (Air Force). Offers: Air Force, Army, Fresno State, Navy.
>> Isaac Slade-Matautia, LB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 220: (Oregon). Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Central Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, Washington State.
>> Adam Stack, PK, Kamehameha, 6-2, 175: (Oregon). Offers: Army, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Wisconsin.
>> Miki Suguturaga, DE, Punahou, 6-5, 260: (Utah). Offers: Arkansas, Arizona State, Army, BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Jordan Ta’amu, QB, New Mexico Military Institute (Pearl City), 6-3, 200: (Ole Miss). Offers: Eastern Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Southern Miss.
>> Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis, 6-1, 210. (Alabama). Offers: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, LSU, Louisville, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State.
>> Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DL, Kapolei, 6-4, 260: (Notre Dame). Offers: Air Force, Arizona, Army, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Navy, UNLV, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington.
>> Morris Unutoa, OL, Kapaa, 6-5, 280: (Utah). Offers: BYU, Central Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Aliki Vimahi, TE/DE, Kahuku, 6-4, 250: (Utah). Offers: BYU, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, UNLV, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia, Washington State.
>> Charles Watson, DB, Leilehua, 6-1, 170: (Oregon State). Offers: Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Washington State, BYU, Colorado, UNLV, San Jose State.

2016

Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise was the No. 1 prospect out of Hawaii in the class of 2016, choosing Arizona over Washington among his 40+ offers. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise was the No. 1 prospect out of Hawaii in the class of 2016, choosing Arizona over Washington among his 40+ offers. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Signed letter of intent or gave oral commitment
>> Bradlee Anae, DE, Kahuku, 6-4, 220: (Utah). Offers: BYU, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia.
>> Sean Auwae, OL, Kapolei, 6-3, 296: (Vanderbilt). Offers: Arizona State, BYU, Hawaii, Idaho State, Louisville, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Washington State.
>> Caleb Chow, DL, Kamehameha, 6-2, 250: (Air Force). Offer: Air Force.
>> Michael Eletise, OL, Kaiser, 6-4, 302: (Arizona). Offers: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Hawaii, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Texas, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin.
>> David Fangupo, DT, Kealakehe 2013 and Cerritos College, 6-2, 325: (Oregon State). Offers: Hawaii, Oregon State, Utah.
>> Tainoa Foster, LB, Kamehameha, 6-2, 192: (Fresno State). Offers: Fresno State, Hawaii, Utah State, Washington State.
>> Nilsson Gaisoa, OL, Kailua, 6-5, 270: (Washington State). Offers: Hawaii, Washington State.
>> Joshua Hauani‘o, OL, ‘Iolani, 6-4, 306: (Hawaii). Offers: Army, Hawaii.
>> Nate Herbig, OL, Saint Louis, 6-4, 320: (Stanford). Offers: Arizona State, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas Tech, UNLV, Washington, Washington State.
>> Jordan Iosefa, LB, Saint Louis, 6-2, 225: (USC). Offers: Hawaii, Oregon State, USC.
>> Drew Kobayashi, WR, Saint Louis, 6-2, 185: (Cal). Offers: Air Force, Army, California, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, San Diego State, Washington, Washington State.
>> Alema Kapoi, DE, Kamehameha, 6-0, 265: (Navy). Offers: Air Force, Army, Navy.
>> Hirkley Latu, DB, Kahuku, 6-3, 200: (BYU). Offers: BYU, Cal, Hawaii, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, Washington State.
>> Keoni-Kordell Makekau, WR, ‘Iolani, 5-11, 166: (Navy). Offers: Hawaii, Navy, Washington State.
>> Vavae Malepeai, RB, Mililani, 6-0, 190: (USC). Offers: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State.
>> Justin Matias, S, Punahou, 6-0, 170: (Air Force). Offers: Air Force, Dartmouth.
>> McKenzie Milton, QB, Mililani, 6-0, 170: (Central Florida). Offers: Army, Air Force, Central Florida, Hawaii, Navy.
>> Netane Muti, DL, Leilehua, 6-4, 280: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii.
>> Kumoku Noa, WR, Kamehameha, 6-0, 180: (Hawaii).
>> Keala Santiago, DB, Kahuku, 5-11, 187: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii, Army, Colorado, Navy, UNLV.
>> Handsome Tanielu, DT, Waianae 2010 and Snow College, 6-2, 305: (BYU). Offers: Baylor, Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Houston, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, Tulsa, Utah, Utah State, Virginia.
>> Wayne Taulapapa, RB, Punahou, 6-0, 202: (Virginia). Offers: Air Force, Colorado, Hawaii, Navy, UNLV, Virginia.
>> Kalakaua Timoteo, WR, Mililani, 6-2, 205: (Hawaii). Offers: Hawaii, UNLV, Washington State.
>> Jet Toner, PK, Punahou, 6-4, 190: (Stanford). Offers: Army, Stanford.