USC offers 2019 LB prospect from Punahou

Punahou linebacker Maninoa Tufono (#5) picked up a fumble in a game against ‘Iolani in 2016. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Punahou linebacker Maninoa Tufono spent last weekend participating in the USC Rising Stars Camp in Los Angeles and earned an MVP award for his efforts.

The real award, however, was coming soon after.

Tufono announced Tuesday on Twitter that in addition to being named MVP, he was granted a scholarship offer from the Trojans.



Tufono is part of the stacked Hawaii class of 2019, which added its 16th player to our recruiting home page with Kamehameha’s Tiger Peterson saying Tuesday he has received an offer from Hawaii.

Tufono, who is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, has nine scholarship offers total and seven from FBS schools. Rated in the top 100 overall prospects for the class of 2019 by 247sports, Tufono’s offer sheet is impressive: USC, Oregon, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Hawaii, Washington State and Nevada.

COMMENTS

  1. Mahatma Gandhi June 13, 2017 6:56 pm

    the faddah, Albert Tufono, was a standout defensive end on Iolani’s 1980 Prep Bowl championship team. How did the rival school get his kid? I know, the record will show the 1980 Prep Bowl between Iolani and Waianae ended in a 7-7 tie. But anyone who was there would have witnessed a butt whupping. Iolani pushed Waianae all over the field, both sides of the line of scrimmage, all game long. Final score easily could have been 24-0.


  2. Made in America June 14, 2017 1:49 pm

    Who cares about your opinions about the 1980 Prep Bowl, Mahatma Gandhi? Take a stroll down memory lane elsewhere!


  3. imuaiolani June 14, 2017 4:06 pm

    To honor the past, the 1980 Prep Bowl teams had head coaches Eddie Hamada of Iolani and Larry Ginoza of Waianae, both Iolani alumni. The Father Bray philosophy of “one team” was well represented to the prep fans, schools, and the state of Hawaii. If we could only create a HHSSAA future with a similar goal.


  4. Education First August 2, 2017 5:40 pm

    Mahatma Gandhi June 13, 2017 6:56 pm
    the faddah, Albert Tufono, was a standout defensive end on Iolani’s 1980 Prep Bowl championship team. How did the rival school get his kid? I know, the record will show the 1980 Prep Bowl between Iolani and Waianae ended in a 7-7 tie. But anyone who was there would have witnessed a butt whupping. Iolani pushed Waianae all over the field, both sides of the line of scrimmage, all game long. Final score easily could have been 24-0.
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    @Mahatma, if this kid was recruited to Fresno State, would you talk crap?


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