Tuesday recruiting: Vimahi No. 2 makes list

Kahuku's Aliki Vimahi, 91, helped bottle up every opponent the Red Raiders faced in 2015. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku’s Aliki Vimahi, 91, helped bottle up every opponent the Red Raiders faced in 2015. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku’s Aliki Vimahi had an impressive showing at the Nike Opening regional event in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend and was rewarded with his 10th scholarship offer.

Virginia offered the 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end who can be seen at the end of this video participating in some one-on-one drills at the Nike event.

That wasn’t the only good news for the Vimahi family. Enokk Vimahi, the younger brother of Aleki, received his first D-I offer from Hawaii this week and has been added to our recruiting list.


Kahuku and Punahou already have three different underclassmen with Division I scholarship offers while Kapolei and Saint Louis each have two.


>> Kapaa’s Morris Unutoa continues to see his stock rise with three more offers, giving the 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman a total of eight. San Jose State, Oregon State and UNLV are now in the mix and coaches from USC will be on Kauai on Wednesday to visit with Unutoa.

>> Leilehua’s Charles Watson received an offer from UNLV this week after chatting with UH football beat writer Stephen Tsai over the weekend. Tsai filed this story on Hawaii Warrior World saying that Watson would choose Hawaii if he had to make a decision right now but isn’t ready just yet. He plans to make his decision after returning from a three-week trip to California in June.

>> Defensive tackle Ratu Mafileo, a 2014 alumnus of Moanalua, committed to Texas A&M on Sunday night via Twitter, but has since received offers from Oregon and USC. Mafileo was a nonqualifier out of high school and played this past season at the College of San Mateo. He took a redshirt year as a freshman and has three years of eligibility remaining.


>> Saint Louis’ Isaac Slade-Matautia was ranked as the top linebacker and No. 6 overall in the SPARQ test at the Nike Opening event in Oakland. Slade-Matautia finished with an overall score of 113.46 based off the criteria the event uses to rate every player. Only three running backs and two defensive backs finished ahead of Slade-Matautia, who is ranked as the No. 3 outside linebacker in the West region for the Class of 2017 by Scout.com.

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