The University of Arizona, on the heels of its scholarship commitment from Pac-Five quarterback Bryson Beirne, is coming after another local prospect.
The Wildcats have made an offer to Farrington defensive end Sam Fehoko, who had a strong workout at the Just Win Big Man Camp at Moanalua. It is the second offer for the speedy Farrington senior. Oklahoma has also verified that an offer was made to the Governor.
"The offers are coming earlier, especially for those who have qualified early," Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance director Doris Sullivan. "Sam and a lot of these kids are hard workers. They work as hard in the classroom as they do on the football field, and the (college) coaches appreciate it. This is probably the best year we've had where we have kids who have qualified early."
When Arizona saw Fehoko at the Just Win camp, that made all the difference, especially their local recruiter, Mike Tuiasosopo.
Among other seniors who have Division I offers in hand are: Savaii Eselu of Moanalua, Kaniela Tuipulotu of Kahuku, Matthew Masifilo of Campbell and Sione Tau of Damien. Eselu and Masifilo each carry a 3.8 grade-point average or better, and also have qualifying SAT scores.
New Mexico State, like Arizona, is pushing hard in the islands. The Aggies have made offers to Kalani Aldrich of Kamehameha-Hawaii and Joshua Manapuna of Kamehameha, as well as Tau, Fehoko and Tuipulotu.
Link to PIAA profile on Sam Fehoko.