Stack to make decision by the end of summer

Kamehameha's Adam Stack made three first-half field goals in a game against Punahou last year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha’s Adam Stack made three first-half field goals in a game against Punahou last year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The nation’s No. 1-ranked kicker wants to make his college decision by the end of the summer.

Kamehameha’s Adam Stack, who is rated as the top high school kicker in the country for 2017 by Chris Sailer Kicking, plans on attending a few camps this summer and wants to finish the recruiting process before the start of his senior year.

Stack has been offered by Oregon, Oregon State, Miami, San Diego State and Army and also has a grayshirt offer from Wisconsin.

He expects to participate in summer camps at Oregon and Alabama and will also compete at an event in South Carolina to try to earn a spot in the Army All-America game next year.

“I’ll probably have my decision made before the summer ends,” Stack said. “I’m kind of just letting it all come in and then we’ll look at which school is the best fit and go from there.”

Stack, who is 6-foot-2, grew up playing soccer and didn’t transition to football until his freshman year of high school.

He played on the same club soccer team as Punahou’s Jet Toner, who signed with Stanford earlier this year.

Kickers have always been tough to find in Hawaii but both Toner and Stack represent a new era of quality kickers being produced in the islands.

“I think it’s because the young soccer players here are so good that when they get to the high school age, they realize they can kick a football too,” Stack said. “That’s how me and Jet got started.”

What separates Stack from the other top kickers is he’s also considered one of the best punters in the nation as well.

Here’s an 81-yard punt by Stack at Aloha Stadium in a game against Punahou last year:

Stack went through spring practice at Kamehameha last week under new head coach Abu Maafala and said it was fun to get back out on the field with his high school teammates.

“I liked it because (Maafala) is a real energetic guy,” Stack said. “There was a lot of energy and I think he has a good vision for this upcoming season.”


Stack 43-yard field goal

Here’s a list of Stack’s major accomplishments according to his bio page at

Major Accomplishments:
Member of the “TOP 12”
Member of the “Event Elite”
2015 Vegas XXVI Class of 2017 Punt Champion
2015 FBU Top Gun Class of 2017 Field Goal Champion
2015 FBU Top Gun Class of 2017 Kickoff Champion
2015 FBU Top Gun Class of 2017 Punt Champion
2015 FBU Top Gun Class of 2017 MVP
2016 HI Summer Camp Kickoff Champion
2016 Vegas XXVII Field Goal Finalist
2016 Vegas XXVII Class of 2017 Field Goal Champion
2016 Vegas XXVII Punt Finalist
2016 Vegas XXVII National Kicking Champion
2016 Vegas XXVII National Punting Runner Up


  1. Mahatma Gandhi May 20, 2016 2:05 am

    One of the Ho brothers kicked for Notre Dame. Peter Kim kicked for Bear Bryant at Alabama in the late 1970s. Kaimi Fairbairn kicked for UCLA last year. Scott Terna of Punahou was Ohio St punter.

  2. H May 22, 2016 8:16 am

    Don’t forget Dick Kenney, Iolani, kicked barefoot for Michigan State in the early 60s. Roy Gerela of Kalani went on to the NFL and won a Superbowl with the Pittsburge Steelers.

  3. mctruck June 6, 2016 10:34 am

    And two former UH kickers in town to conduct ?????, who knows.

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