Hawaii’s top high school football players partake in early signing period


Kaeo Akana signed with Pac-12 champion Utah

Early signing day is upon us.

A variety of Hawaii’s top high school football players signed national Letters of Intent with their future college destinations on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

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Roosevelt standout edge rusher/linebacker Kaeo Akana signed with Utah after committing to Boise State earlier in the summer. After over a dozen offers, which included 11 from Power Five schools, Akana made his commitment to the Utes official with a home ceremony on Wednesday.

Saint Louis lineman Jonah Savaiinaea signed with Arizona after committing to the Wildcats in June, choosing UA over six other FBS offers.

Punahou edge rusher Tevarua Tafiti, considered by some to be the top college prospect in the state, made his commitment to Stanford official on Wednesday morning.

Despite Akana’s decommitment from Boise State, the Broncos did not come away empty-handed as it relates to landing some of Hawaii’s top talent. Moanalua two-way star Keenan McCaddy, who projects to play safety for BSU, inked with the school on Wednesday morning.

Saint Louis standout offensive lineman La’akea Kapoi signed with San Diego State, choosing the Aztecs over a dozen offers, including multiple Power Five offers, most notably from Michigan, the current No. 2 team in college football heading into the College Football Playoff.

Additionally, former University of Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro made his commitment to San Jose State official by signing with the Spartans on Wednesday morning.

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