Kapolei’s Savea; No. 2 recruit join Poly Bowl
Kapolei linebacker Rocky Savea dove to tackle Kahuku’s Kesi Ah-Hoy in a game in 2015. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
It’s been less than a month since the inaugural Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium and the 2018 game already is adding more talent.
Kapolei linebacker Rocky Savea has accepted an invite to the game, joining Kahuku’s Samson Reed and Waianae’s Kanai Mauga. Savea, who is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, already holds offers from Texas Tech and Oregon State.
‘Iolani receiver Justin Genovia has also agreed to play in the game. Genovia finished second in the state with 1,135 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
A total of 20 players were officially added to the 2018 game on Thursday, including the No. 2 overall recruit in the country according to ESPN.com. Augustus F. Hawkins wide receiver Jalen Hall, who holds at least 36 offers, heads the list. Linebacker Raymond Scott (No. 45 overall by Scout), wide receiver Manuel Allen (No. 78 overall by Scout) and cornerback Marcus Johnson (No. 83 overall by ESPN), who have all committed to Southern California, have also accepted invites for the game.
Also on the list is former ‘Iolani offensive lineman and current Bishop Gorman junior Jacob Isaia, who recently received a scholarship offer from Michigan State.
A total of 34 players are now officially part of the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. About 75 will be of Polynesian descent and roughly 30 are expected to be invited to the game from Hawaii. Quarterbacks for the game include Washington commit Jacob Sirmon of Bothell H.S. (No. 16 overall by ESPN), California commit Adrian Martinez of West Clovis H.S. in California, Coeur D’Alene’s Colson Yankoff (No. 101 overall by 247sports.com) and Chaminade (Calif) H.S.’s Brevin White (No. 117 overall by Rivals.com).