The Cougars made another step toward building their secondary of the future on Friday, receiving a commitment from three-star Hawaiian safety Alaka’i Gilman. Gilman’s pledge to Washington State comes approximately 24 hours after California safety Hunter Escorcia committed to the Cougars, giving Mike Leach’s programs its sixth and seventh commits in the class of 2020 in a two-day span. Both players are rated as three-star prospects, according to 247Sports, but Gilman, who play
Washington State has made another big splash out on the Hawaiian islands.
The Cougars on Friday kept their recruiting pipeline to the 808 flowing, landing a commitment talented Punahou School safety Alaka'i Gilman.
The three-star prospect tells 247Sports he has built a very strong relationship with the coaching staff since landing the scholarship offer earlier this month. Gilman, a Polynesian Bowl all-star selection, is excited to know where he'll be playing his college b
Tausili Akana, second from left, had the support of his family at the Warrior Football Elite Camp on Sunday. From left, Keonilei, Braelyn and dad Brandyn. His mom, Joselyn, and baby brother, Tasi, were also there. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser Tausili Akana begins his freshman year at his new school, Kamehameha, in a matter of weeks. Akana made a splash recently with an MVP award at the All-Poly Camp in Utah, which led to scholarship offers from Hawaii, Brigham Young and Utah on
Incoming Kamehameha freshman Tausili Akana, left, with father Brandyn Akana, earned three D-I scholarship offers in one day. Tausili Akana is on the radar and shining brightly.
The incoming Kamehameha freshman linebacker earned defensive MVP honors for grades 8-10 at the All-Poly football camp in Utah and landed three scholarship offers: Hawaii, Brigham Young and Utah. He is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds after growing four inches in the past year, according to his father, former Haw
2. Utah Utes Key players: Bradlee Anae (51 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks), Leki Fotu (33 tackles, 3.0 sacks), John Penisini (38 tackles, 2.0 sacks), Maxs Tupai (32 tackles, 3.0 sacks), Mika Tafua (23 tackles, 2.0 sacks), Hauati Pututau (19 tackles, 1.0 sacks), Pita Tonga (12 tackles, 2.5 sacks) The star: Most teams are lucky to have either an outstanding pass-rushing defensive end or an outstanding lane-clogging defensive tackle, but Utah has one of each. DE Bradl
FIRST IN A SERIES
This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days.
One coach who has already been interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor:
“A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed more light on them as
There have been plenty of out-of-state prospects that have come through Athens the last couple of weeks, and two of the best came from the state of Utah.
Dawg Post first reported on June 10th that the Georgia staff were hosting 2020 linebacker Noah Sewell and 2021 offensive lineman Kingsley Suamataia of Urem (UT). Sewell is a top Georgia target and someone coach Glenn Schumann has been recruiting hard since being offered by the Bulldogs on February 14th.
Now, it was Sua
BYU landed its QB for the 2020 recruiting class as 3-Star QB Sol-Jay Maiava announced his commitment on Father’s Day. According to 247 Sports, Maiava is the 23rd ranked dual-threat QB in the 2020 class and boasts an impressive list of offers. Maiava had scholarship offers from Michigan, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Purdue, Utah State, Hawaii, Fresno State, among other schools. Maiava grew up in Hawaii before moving to Washington DC before his junior year.
Maiava is a dynamic ath
Sol-Jay Maiava bursts into open space! BYU coaches got a couple of nice Father's Day gifts on Sunday night. Quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava, a three-star prospect from the Washington, D.C., area, and American Fork three-star receiver Devin Downing both committed to play for the Cougars. Maiava, a 6-foot, 190-pound high school senior, included a touching tribute quite fitting of the holiday in his announcement. "I would like to thank my HEAVENLY FATHER for bringing my father into m
Sol-Jay Maiava surveys the field against Campbell in the 2017 OIA Semi-Finals. Provo • For the second straight year, BYU has landed one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country. Sol-Jay Maiava, a rising senior at St. John’s College High School in the Washington, D.C., area, announced via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that he has committed to BYU coach Kalani Sitake. Maiava, who grew up in Hawaii before moving to the East Coast before his junior season, is the No. 23-r
Kingsley Suamataia (Photo: Polynesian Bowl, 247Sports) The Polynesian Bowl has announced their sixth selection to the 2021 Polynesian Bowl, to be held in January 2021 in Honolulu.
Orem (Utah) offensive lineman Kingsley Suamataia has been invited to, and accepted, an invitation to the 2021 Polynesian Bowl.
"This bowl represents my culture but has a special meaning for our family. My grandfather is Junior Ah You and he was inducted into the Polynesian Hall of Fame, and it i
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - For Clint Parks basketball has always been a passion for the UC Riverside native.
After transferring to Kahuku high school his sophomore season the point guard learned all about the “Big Red Mentality."
“You play at Kahuku you grow up in that community hard-work is everything,” Parks said. “It’s not about hype or big names or any of that, and being able to represent that community is something that I’ll always be thankful for.”