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2021 Football Recruits

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Four more class of 2021 football players have received a 3star rating from 247.

Kalan Ellis OL,St.Louis
Cameron Friel QB-PP,Kailua
Matai Mataafa DL,Lahainaluna
Alema Moeava OL,Punahou

Other players ranked earlier in the process were,

4stars

Mason Tufaga,St.Louis
Wynden Hoohuli,Mililani

3stars

Titus Mokiau-Atimalala,Campbell
Kahanu Kia,Punahou
Zhen-Keith Sotelo,Waianae
Kuao Pehipoa,Kamehameha
Fatuvalu Iosefa,Mililani
Peter Manuma,Campbell

Punahou has three players rated 3-4 stars,followed by St.Louis,Mililani,and Campbell with two players each.
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2022 LB Tevarua Tafiti,Punahou has gotten a blue chip four star rating from 247sports' updated and expanded list of the best 247 players around the nation who will be juniors in the fall.

Punahou now has three players rated 3-4 stars.

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247sports has released their latest evaluation of national hs football talent. The list is now up to over 1600 players. As usual some players moved up,some moved down, and a few dropped out. The evaluation process is ongoing, so what was lost could be regained,and positions won could be improved in the eyes of the scouts. These updated lists keep getting churned out until the season is over.

Good news,Titus Mokiau-Atimalala, WR Campbell got bumped up to blue-chip four-star rank.
Good news,most players held steady in terms of rank by number of stars.
Bad news,four players were dropped out of the rank for now.

This is the current list of players listed three stars or better by 247's Composite scale.

Four stars,

Wynden Hoohuli, LB Mililani
Mason Tufaga, LB St.Louis
Titus Mokiau-Atimalala, WR Campbell
Tevarua Tafiti, 2022 LB Punahou

Three stars,

Kahanu Kia,LB Punahou
Zhen-Keith Sotelo,DL Waianae
Kuao Pehipoa,OL Kamehameha
Fatuvalu Iosefa,DB Mililani
Cameron Friel,QB-PP Kailua

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Thu May 21, 2020 6:10 am
247sports has released their latest evaluation of national hs football talent. The list is now up to over 1600 players. As usual some players moved up,some moved down, and a few dropped out. The evaluation process is ongoing, so what was lost could be regained,and positions won could be improved in the eyes of the scouts. These updated lists keep getting churned out until the season is over.

Good news,Titus Mokiau-Atimalala, WR Campbell got bumped up to blue-chip four-star rank.
Good news,most players held steady in terms of rank by number of stars.
Bad news,four players were dropped out of the rank for now.

This is the current list of players listed three stars or better by 247's Composite scale.

Four stars,

Wynden Hoohuli, LB Mililani
Mason Tufaga, LB St.Louis
Titus Mokiau-Atimalala, WR Campbell
Tevarua Tafiti, 2022 LB Punahou

Three stars,

Kahanu Kia,LB Punahou
Zhen-Keith Sotelo,DL Waianae
Kuao Pehipoa,OL Kamehameha
Fatuvalu Iosefa,DB Mililani
Cameron Friel,QB-PP Kailua
Crazy to believe that Kahuku has not 1 player listed in the ranking for either 2021 or 2022.

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@teamhawaii: And that's an ominous sign for Kahuku alumni. Their alma mater just isn't where it used to be just two years ago. They're starting to fall behind.

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Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 am
@teamhawaii: And that's an ominous sign for Kahuku alumni. Their alma mater just isn't where it used to be just two years ago. They're starting to fall behind.
Zealand Matagi is probably the most talented RB in the state. He was also All State. For him not to be recognized falls on the football program & coaches.

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Thu May 21, 2020 11:03 am
HS Football Fanatic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 am
@teamhawaii: And that's an ominous sign for Kahuku alumni. Their alma mater just isn't where it used to be just two years ago. They're starting to fall behind.
Zealand Matagi is probably the most talented RB in the state. He was also All State. For him not to be recognized falls on the football program & coaches.
@teamhawaii: Well, if he's that good, shouldn't those national experts know? I agree that Matagi really is a blue-chipper. So, if you and I know that, perhaps it falls on those national "experts" for not knowing it. And, it's not just you and I who know about Matagi. The fact that he was selected All-State shows that local sportswriters and such, know it.

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HS Football Fanatic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 am
teamhawaii wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:03 am
HS Football Fanatic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 am
@teamhawaii: And that's an ominous sign for Kahuku alumni. Their alma mater just isn't where it used to be just two years ago. They're starting to fall behind.
Zealand Matagi is probably the most talented RB in the state. He was also All State. For him not to be recognized falls on the football program & coaches.
@teamhawaii: Well, if he's that good, shouldn't those national experts know? I agree that Matagi really is a blue-chipper. So, if you and I know that, perhaps it falls on those national "experts" for not knowing it. And, it's not just you and I who know about Matagi. The fact that he was selected All-State shows that local sportswriters and such, know it.
Not a big fan of Sterling Carvalho. I don't see him promoting his student athletes to college coaches. I wonder if he has any college connections to be honest. Remember 2020 recruiting class from Kahuku was more credit to Vavae Tata & Makoa Freitas years. The 2021 & 2022 class is Carvalho's upbringing and it shows with no listed recruits (as of now).

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teamhawaii wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:43 pm
HS Football Fanatic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 am
teamhawaii wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:03 am


Zealand Matagi is probably the most talented RB in the state. He was also All State. For him not to be recognized falls on the football program & coaches.
@teamhawaii: Well, if he's that good, shouldn't those national experts know? I agree that Matagi really is a blue-chipper. So, if you and I know that, perhaps it falls on those national "experts" for not knowing it. And, it's not just you and I who know about Matagi. The fact that he was selected All-State shows that local sportswriters and such, know it.
Not a big fan of Sterling Carvalho. I don't see him promoting his student athletes to college coaches. I wonder if he has any college connections to be honest. Remember 2020 recruiting class from Kahuku was more credit to Vavae Tata & Makoa Freitas years. The 2021 & 2022 class is Carvalho's upbringing and it shows with no listed recruits (as of now).
@teamhawaii: Well, I've always wondered how much a high school coach should be responsible for as far as college recruitment is concerned. If I were a high school football coach, I think I'd be consumed by the Xs and O's. If I've got a blue-chip player like Matagi, then I'm going to try to use his ability as an RB to the fullest. I'd work with my OC to design an offensive package that takes advantage of Matagi's skills, and let his play do the talking to recruiters. I'll tell you what: As a UH alumnus, I'd try to steer all my best players to UH. But of course, some of them will want to go away and play for the major schools, and that would be OK by me. I'd certainly put-in a good word for those players if those major colleges came calling. But, I really wouldn't want to get wrapped-up in the college scene. To me, I'd think I have to stay grounded in coaching high school ball as best I can, and leave college offers to the players and their parents. I'm a high school coach, not a scout or recruitment specialist. I'd think I need to stay grounded in the nitty-gritty and brass tacks of running a high school football team.

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247 is missing out on Zealand Matagi. He has prototype size for a RB in the 5-10 200 lb range.Put up 1,418 yds and 19 TD's in the Open Division in 2019. Should be a three-star at least.

He passes the eye test,has the stats against tough competition,so what gives? I don't know,but there could be a few things involved from the point of view of the scouts. When you look at the evaluations these guys write,a few things stand out. They prefer to see a prospect in person to see if the hype is real.Scouts love players who play two or three sports at an all-star level.They adore fast electronic 100m and 40yd dash times,esp the 40 times that they can see in person in a camp/combine setting. Exposure is the common theme here,but camps got shut down in March,so now,someone who may be being overlooked is going to have to rely on game tape from whatever games can be played this fall.

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