Hawaii Blog - Day One

WAIKIKI - It's not all sun and fun in Hawaii in May; it's also football time. Not only are high schools taking part in Spring Football, but players are taking advantage of camps and combines in an attempt to boost their recruiting stock even more. Scout.com is in the Aloha State this week, going to high schools and getting a feel for things in preparation for the PIAA combine on Saturday.

Pagano is The News - Moanalua's Scott Pagano seems to be the toast of Oahu, especially since the 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive tackle recently picked up an offer from USC. With Moanalua currently going through an exam week, Scout.com will be there Thursday to see the Menehune go through a walk-through of what their practices will be like starting next week. That means getting a first-hand look at Pagano and also his thoughts on how recruiting is going, how he's been able to balance the process out considering all the options in front of him, and what his next move is.

Kahuku Continues to Pump Out Talent - Kahuku High School might be as far away as you can get geographically from Honolulu, but if you went strictly by the number of players they put into colleges they'd be right up there with the best programs of the ILH (Interscholastic League of Honolulu), including Saint Louis, Punahou and Kamehameha. The recruiting class of 2013 is no different, as the University of Hawaii already has verbal commitments from players like OL John Wa'a and linebacker Rashaan Falemalu, younger brother of current Warrior Paipai Falemalu. Scout.com will head out to Kahuku on Wednesday to see the team go through a workout under the leadership of their head coach, Reggie Torres.

Buff 'n Blue Still One of the Best - Speaking of Punahou, the Buff 'n Blue continue to be the toast of the ILH. While the Red Raiders won the state title, they had to go through a hard-fought 30-24 slugfest against Punahou to earn that crown. Led by Scout.com's No. 2 MLB nationally - Isaac Savaiinaea and top sophomore Canton Kaumatule - Punahou is expected to get right back to Aloha Stadium this fall. We are also expected to see Savaiinaea Saturday at the annual Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance Hawaii High School Combine.

The Longest Running Combine in the Pacific Rolls On - With pre-registration at an all-time high, the 2012 PIAA Hawaii High School Combine is going to be one best ever. I'll have a preview of the combine later in the week, but here's a quick list of the players expected to participate Saturday at Saint Louis:
WR Kainoa Abreu - Saint Louis
OL Michael Boyd - Farrington
OL Mitchell Boyd - Farrington
DL Titus Failauga - Mid Pacific/Pac-5
LB Colton Goeas - Saint Louis
DL Canton Kaumatule (2015) - Punahou
OL Reeve Koehler - Saint Louis
OL/DL Austen Koki - Pearl City
LB Jacob Lacaden (2014) Saint Louis
LB Ronley Lakalaka (2015) Punahou
LB Isaac Savaiinaea - Punahou
WR Jeremy Tabuyo - Saint Louis
LB Johnny Tapusoa - Kahuku
LB Ryan Tuiasoa - Punahou
DT Kennedy Tuimasealii - Waianae
TE/DE Dakota Turner - Mililani
SS Jamel Tyler - Campbell
OL/DL Fred Ulu-Perry (2015) - Saint Louis
OL John Wa'a - Kahuku

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