Farrington d-lineman to join Warriors

Farrington defensive lineman Fo‘i Sila will be joining the Warriors as a preferred walk-on this summer.

Sila played end and tackle for the Governors in 2017.

“He hits hard,” Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said. “He’s a hard hitter and he hustles. And he has good grades. He was one of our captains and leaders.”

Sila is 6 feet and 270 pounds. Okimoto said he has the potential to be like Lance Samuseva, who played for the Governors and the Warriors.

“He has to work on conditioning (because) he gained some weight, which was good to play on the inside,” Okimoto said.

Sila trains under both the Farrington staff and Chad Ikei.

Here are the highlights: Sila video

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On this penultimate recruiting weekend, the Warriors played host to four prospects.

The signing period begins Feb. 7.


  1. Haleakala January 28, 2018 10:18 am

    ST, welcome back. I hope that your health is top shape. I am one of many that would check the blog everyday if there was anything new.

  2. Haleakala January 28, 2018 10:19 am

    It’s good to have a Farrington player. They know how to work hard.

  3. Warrior Dave January 28, 2018 11:00 am

    Welcome back ST!! I really missed your writings but understand your health is always more important.

    had my own cardiac scare over the last two months which just came to a prognosis last week. Everyone should listen to their bodies and and have it checked if you sense something is different.

  4. Warbow January 28, 2018 11:19 am

    I like all these preferred walk-ones. You can be assured that they will get a scholarship soon with all these transfers opening up scholarships.

  5. Maddog50 January 28, 2018 11:42 am

    Like the addition of Fo’i Sila as a PWO. I’ll take guys like him-give him a chance over others that no longer wear my Jersey of choice. Welcome young man, be part of the revival!!!! GoWarriors!!!!

  6. H-Man January 28, 2018 11:44 am

    Any update on Austin Webb?

  7. burro sabio January 28, 2018 1:42 pm

    Great that the Blog Host with the Most is back in action.

    Thought from yesterday cause I think slowly: for 2017, Zwahlen, Reilly, Hagar, Kauhi, and Tupai left for various reasons, and Taylor, Gifford, and Tago were asked to leave. This year so far, Brown, Brownholtz, Collie, Kipper, and Santiago have announced departure. In numbers, it seems par for the course. In PT, higher than usual, but still in line with expected graduation+turnover of 20-30 each year.

  8. Da Punchbowl Kid January 28, 2018 1:43 pm

    Nice to have a Governor on the team! Good luck to Fo’i!

  9. tom-warriornation January 28, 2018 3:58 pm

    Welcome Mr. Sila; and welcome back, of course ST.

    Can you help me reach my goal by making a $25 donation to the UH Foundation Fund I created for UH Football recruiting–see below link.
    If 2000 fans do this, we will raise $50,000. So far, I got 534 donors ($13,350), so only 1466 more donors to go–each donor spot represents $25.

    After donating, text me your name to 415-324-0585 or email your receipt to: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com so I can add it below (if you don’t mind):

    1. Tom Kitaguchi, CA
    2. Joel Gushikuma, VA
    3. Michelle Houlihan (mom of Ben Scruton #36), Australia
    4. Timothy Ho, CA
    5. Jeffrey Domdoma, HI
    6. Toni & Chris Martines, HI
    7. D. Ng
    8. Tom Mui, HI
    9. Glenn Okada, HI
    10. J Sakai
    11. W Stallworth
    12. Daniel Ng, CA
    13. Dean Shimabukuro, CA
    14. Dave Mutter, IL
    15. Aaron Avilla, HI
    16. Tammy Hadden (mom of former K Tyler Hadden), CA
    17. E Hananoki
    18. Scott Isara, CA
    19. C Kobashigawa
    20. J Nanya, CA
    21. Daniel Ng
    22. Glenn Okada, HI
    23. Mike Perry (brother of Fred Ulu-Perry’s grandpa), NV
    24. D Rutt
    25. E Scott, ID
    26. Keith Sherman, PA
    27. E Stallworth
    28. H Takahashi
    29. E Stalwart
    30. Rick Santana, HI
    31. Glen Iwamoto
    32. Graham McConnell, NY
    33. C Kuniyuki, HI
    34. Gerald Ushijima, HI
    35. Barbara Heiking, HI
    36. Curtis Sano, VA
    37. M Yuen, HI
    38. Al Kimura, HI
    39. Dave Mutter
    40. Andrew Uffman, CA
    41. Wayne Miyasato
    42. Garret Okamoto, CA
    43. Neal Morisato, HI
    44. Stevie Kiyosaki, HI
    45. Carey Adachi, CA
    46. Brian Koji, CA
    47-50. Harold Imai $100
    51. Jeff Duva, first QB for Dick Tomey 1977-78, CA
    52. David Kam
    53. J Aniya
    54-57. William & Ramona Stutzmann $100
    58. Greg Cummins, first punter for Dick Tomey 1977-78, CA
    59. Wayne Coito, HI
    60-64. Tom Kitaguchi $125
    65-66. Timothy Ho $50, CA
    67-70. Daniel Ng $100
    71-74. Dave Mutter $100, former OL in 1970’s & biggest supporter of former players
    75-76. Rick Santana $50
    77-80. Gil Horita, HI
    81-96. anonymous
    97-98. Chad Sanborn $50, HI
    99-102. Tom Kitaguchi $100
    103-104. Herb Ho $50, HI
    105. Gary Tokumori, CA
    106-107. Leburta Kanno $50, HI
    108-109. Milton Gibo $50, CA
    110. Tyler Siu
    111. Ipu Man
    112. Lesley Torres, HI
    113-114. Ross Shiraki $50, UHM ’80, CA
    115-119. Tom Kitaguchi $125
    120-121. Scott Simon
    122. Roger Simon
    123. Jarin Simon
    124-127. Gerald Ushijima $100
    128. Eric Saruwatari
    129. John Amaki, CA
    130-134. Glen Morisato $100, CA
    135-136. anonymous
    137. Lee & Tricia Afusia, parents of Kody Afusia (former OL), CA
    138. Gregg Isara, CA
    139. Grant Tanimoto, HI
    140. Roger Ikeda, CA
    141. David Oride, HI
    142-151. Rick Nakashima $250, HI
    152-191. $1000 from Water Controls Inc. of Maui, who challenges other companies to do the same!
    192. Desmond Ogata, HI
    193. Carol E. Ogata, HI
    194. Gwen Martin, HI
    195-204. Pat Rogers $250
    205-208. Rich Yamane $100
    209-210. Rick Ikemoto $50
    211. Garret Yamanaka, HI
    212-237. Tom Kitaguchi $650
    237-240. Ed Tamura $100, HI
    241. W Figueira, HI
    242. Shilene Matautia (mom of our star LB Solomon #27), HI
    243-244. C. Y., WA
    245. Ed McIntosh, HI
    246. Bob Medeiros
    247-250. Tom Kitaguchi
    251. Kelly Toguchi, HI
    252-254. Joey Gushikuma $100, VA
    255. Fuchsia Yamashiro (UNLV tailgate head) $25 ongoing monthly, NV
    256-275. Carey Adachi $500, CA
    276-279. Mike Higa $100
    280. G. Miyashiro, HI
    281. Jason Shimizu, HI
    282. Ken Araki, CA
    283-284. Carl Nagami
    285. Stephen Miller, AZ
    286-289. Allen Kanemoto $100, HI
    290. Matt & Ioke Wong, HI
    291-292. Tim Chang, CA
    293. Brian Perry (Fred Ulu-Perry’s grandpa), HI
    294-295. Keone Chin, HI
    296. Lance McGee, WA
    297. Eddie Kim, CA
    298-302. Lori Rolovich (yes, Rolo’s mom), CA
    303. Matt Mitchell, HI
    304. Clyde Matsusaka, HI
    305-525. Previous Warrior Nation Fund donors
    526-527. Dave & Linda Olney, CA
    528. Mirio Whitley, HI
    529-532. anonymous, CA
    533. Fuchsia Yamashiro, NV (ongoing monthly donation)
    534. Wanda Kitaguchi, HI (ongoing monthly donation)

    Mahalo, and pls share this with all of your fellow fans.

    Tom Kitaguchi, founder of Hawaii Football Warrior Nation Facebook group (over 3050 members)


  10. Ipu Man January 28, 2018 4:15 pm


    🙂 Been Praying for ya…
    Welcome Back

  11. MattyBoy January 28, 2018 5:26 pm

    Hmmmmm……..? Hawaii outrecruited by Eastern Michigan for 2 receivers? Not looking good. What’s up Rolo?

  12. amela January 28, 2018 6:11 pm

    Hope Mermea stays I want to see him play for the Warriors, is he homesick? Anyway good to have you back Mr. Tsai.

  13. PONO January 29, 2018 6:42 am

    Did Sila have any FBS offers?

  14. Ipu Man January 29, 2018 7:16 am

    I did not watch the pro bowl game but heard
    on the radio they had over 50,000 attendance.
    Wonder if Hawaii will ever get it back.

  15. Stephen Tsai January 29, 2018 8:14 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45337

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