Reardon: High school recruiting isn’t changing

Kahuku forward Dan Fotu hanged on the rim after a slam dunk over Mount Vernon forward Derrick Hamlin during the second half at the ‘Iolani Prep Classic. The dunk tied the game and his ensuing free throw gave the Red Raiders a 55-54 lead en route a 60-54 upset win. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-Advertiser sports columnist Dave Reardon wrote in Sunday’s newspaper that recruiting in high school sports isn’t going to go away anytime soon.

“Recruiting — by whatever name you want to call it — is a reality in high school sports,” Reardon wrote. “That goes for public and private schools.”

It’s brought up in regards to the proposed OIA-ILH football alliance. Some on the OIA side don’t want to see it happen because they feel the OIA has an unfair advantage against the ILH schools that can legally go out and recruit players.

However, the OIA has won two of the last three and four of the last six Division I state football titles.

You can read Dave’s entire story here (no subscription required).

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