Mililani O-lineman chooses UH

Mililani offensive lineman Jordan Agasiva is the first local prospect to commit to the Rainbow Warriors’ 2015 recruiting class. He was named to the Division I all-state team in 2013. Here’s what Agasiva’s pledge means:

> Vitals: Agasiva is 6-4 and 280. Mililani coach Rod York said Agasiva did not relinquish a sack in 2013. York said, when needed, Agasiva has held a block for as long as 8 seconds.

> The love: “I think he’s the best o-lineman in the state,” York said.

> Intangibles: “When you look at his highlight tapes, right away you can tell what type of player he is,” York said. “He’s aggressive. He’s physical. He finishes. He loves being an o-lineman.”

> You be the judge: Agasiva videos

> Joint effort: Mililani actually falls in defensive coordinator Kevin Clune’s recruiting area, but this was group recruiting that also involved o-line coach Chris Naeole, linebacker coach Kurt Gouveia, quarterback coach Jordan Wynn and d-line coach Lewis Powell. York said: “He believes in coach Chow.”

> Roster impact: Agasiva will help boost a unit that will lose five seniors at the end of this coming season: Sean Shigematsu, Kody Afusia, Frank Loyd Jr., Dave Lefotu and David Griffin. Afusia and Lefotu have been with the No. 1 unit this spring. Tavita Eli, who signed in February, joins the Warriors in June. Gus Lavaka joins in January after completing a church mission.


  1. 1 April 18, 2014 7:03 am


  2. 1 April 18, 2014 7:05 am

    ST: Minor correction, Frank’s last name starts with an “L”

  3. tom-warriornation April 18, 2014 7:06 am

    Great news! Hopefully this is the start of something big! GO WARRIORS!

  4. tom-warriornation April 18, 2014 7:08 am

    Congrats to o-line coach Chris Naeole, linebacker coach Kurt Gouveia, quarterback coach Jordan Wynn and d-line coach Lewis Powell–keep up the fantastic recruiting work!

  5. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 7:08 am

    Thanks. Mental lapse.

  6. A-House April 18, 2014 7:18 am

    now I comprende al’s post in the yesterday’s blog about Agasiva

    another good addition for the 2015 class – that make 2 commits

  7. Ipu Man April 18, 2014 7:32 am

    Chow “fun” times a comin.

  8. maddog50 April 18, 2014 7:39 am

    Geat news and also great to hear Faga in the mix…..go Warriors

  9. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 7:45 am

    It will be a nice Easter Sunday for Wily, whose daughter is due to arrive that day.

  10. Inyoface. April 18, 2014 7:46 am

    Which one was him in the video?

  11. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 7:47 am

    Rod York has been helpful to UH.
    I imagine Lee Leslie should be helpful, too.

  12. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 7:48 am

    He played right tackle.

  13. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 7:53 am

    So, it’s 7:52, and nobody has left the house yet.
    I guess that means that Good Friday is a holiday.
    But is the credit union open?

  14. gobows April 18, 2014 7:53 am

    Punahou MLB read it perfect but couldn’t make the play, resulting in a 9 yd gain.

  15. 3-Prong April 18, 2014 7:58 am

    Eh you guys SMILE! It’s Aloha Friday and we live in Paradise.

    …….Now Beat Northridge Gunfunnit!

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid April 18, 2014 8:09 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    Agasiva looks like a good get! Love that he is a an early commit.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid April 18, 2014 8:09 am

    I stay half smile, 3-prong!

  18. kapakahi April 18, 2014 8:13 am

    Hopefully Agasiva can now sway Ulu-Perry……who he was hanging around with at UH’s Junior Day last Saturday.

  19. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 8:15 am

    Ulu-Perry really admires Naeole, so there’s a chance there.

  20. Turfwar April 18, 2014 8:19 am

    Thanks for the great news ST. As a huge fan of local prep sports Jordan is probably the number one guy on my local prep list of top prospects. He’s the first guy to remind me of a young Jessie Sapolu who I still remember seeing in his first Rainbow practice on his first snap trying to block two defensive players at the same time. I remember seeing Tomey stopping the play right there and laughing because as raw as it was technique wise he knew he the makings of something special. Jordan has similar qualities as he is tall, rangy, quick and powerful and a pure offensive line guy. Cannot wait to see him in a Rainbow Warrior uniform. He may end up being one of the most important guys in this year’s recruiting class. Many schools will continue to recruit him so the staffs job may just be starting. You made this fan very happy Jordan!

  21. kapakahi April 18, 2014 8:22 am


    Good to know that UH might be given serious consideration by Ulu-Perry.

    BTW, ever figure out who that tall Leilehua kid is……the one that looks like a taller but thinner version of Luke Ingram? Built like a TE prospect……around the same height as Canton Kaumatule……but think that they both consciously avoided standing near each other at UH’s Junior Day.

  22. Former UH Athlete April 18, 2014 8:30 am

    Nice early commit. Keep em coming.

  23. Kent Uehara April 18, 2014 8:32 am

    Good job by the coaches. Now we need to get Ulu-Perry and Uluvale and we’ll really have an offensive line that can compete with anyone. Canton on defense, wouldn’t that be something if we can keep all these guys home? Hawaii pride! That would bring more fans to the stadium. Serve some crab and lobster for dinner too that would help.

  24. Old School Dave April 18, 2014 8:33 am

    Props to Mr. Agasive chosing to play for the home team. Jordan has (has Mel Kipper would say) a “huge upside” as an offensive lineman. No doubt that the Pac-12 schools will be after him, and that UH will have to continue to work hard. Coach Naeole is a big plus.

    I remember Jesse Sapolu as a true freshman, also so duty on the D-Line for UH in 79. You knew he was special. Joe Onosai was in the same category in 83.

  25. Old School Dave April 18, 2014 8:34 am

    Sorry, it’s Jordan Agasiva.

  26. jalansky April 18, 2014 8:35 am

    When you read about what Faga Wily went through, it makes you aware of how spooky concussions are. Please be careful, young man. Hard to switch gears from that, but the Agasiva commitment is fantastic news! Hey, everybody, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Coach Chow, his assistants and the players are building it, one solid rock at a time. Thanks to Turfwar for that great color! Go Rainbow Warriors!

  27. Old School Dave April 18, 2014 8:36 am

    OSD getting too old and no can spell/write “good English.”

  28. BigWave96744 April 18, 2014 8:48 am

    Is there a possibility that Shigematsu could seek a sixth year?

  29. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 8:49 am

    I tried to mosey along and get a glimpse of his name tag. But it was raining and I couldn’t get a good luck.
    By the way, what’s up with all this rain at football practices?

  30. al April 18, 2014 9:02 am

    kent uehara…from where?

  31. Ted Dibiase April 18, 2014 9:05 am

    Very solid commitment .. Probably 2nd best lineman on state.. Would have been best in 2014 class

  32. Bryson April 18, 2014 9:12 am

    Man if UH can get a commitment from fellow Trojan Rex Manuel that would definetly be a great start to the 2015 class

  33. tommui April 18, 2014 9:12 am


    Thanks for the good news! Welcome Jordan!

  34. Bryson April 18, 2014 9:13 am


  35. Turfwar April 18, 2014 9:26 am

    Rex Manu committed to Stanford a couple of weeks ago. Rex would have been a huge commit. Good luck to him in Palo Alto.

  36. gobows April 18, 2014 9:33 am


    1. OL Fred Ulu-Perry Saint Louis 6-2 310- Junior
    2. OL Jordan Agasiva Mililani 6-4 270- Junior
    3. OL Semisi Uluvale Punahou 6-5 310- Junior

    not sure where the crab and lobster would come from…

  37. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 9:33 am

    Kevin Clune, Kurt Gouveia, Wayne Moses, Jonah Moi and now Agasiva.
    It seems like UH has been making some good moves lately.

  38. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 9:35 am

    It appears that grades won’t be an issue with Agasiva.

  39. WarriorMojo April 18, 2014 9:45 am

    For someone with alleged “difficulty relating to local kids” Clune is doing just fine, huh? Nice job, Coach!

  40. WarriorMojo April 18, 2014 9:46 am

    ST, what time is practice tomorrow? Scrimmage, right? Paparrazi allowed?

  41. Jeezy33 April 18, 2014 9:49 am

    36. Hard to tell with uluvale… Saw a couple of games at tackle… He struggled big time… Padello destroyed him… Saw him at guard versus St. Louis and he looked a little better. Not sure if he’s athletic enough to pull though… Definitely strong… Foot work and athleticism to me needs improvement… Anxious to see how he looks his senior year though.

  42. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:02 am

    It’s Uluave.

  43. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:02 am

    Cousin of Masifilo and Veikune.

  44. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:04 am


    Still hope…..cuz Rex was paying close attention to the Dline drills at UH”s Junior Day.

  45. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:05 am



    I got a glimpse of his name tag…..but only got a first name…..Brandon.

  46. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:08 am

    Uluave apparently setting his sights on the Pac-12.

  47. Old School Dave April 18, 2014 10:14 am

    Uluave related to Siotame (Kahuku 77) who played at Ricks JC and then Utah State?

  48. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 10:17 am

    Practice begins at 10:15, probably at the grass field.
    They’ll be in full pads, so there should be scrimmage-like drills in the final four periods of practice.
    I think only the first 45 minutes videos are permitted to be shot. After that, Brad Jones will come around and block your view.

  49. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 10:19 am

    He’s a tall guy.
    Beemer already was imagining a conditioning program for him.

  50. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:21 am


    Don’t know his name…..but dad played for Kahuku around then…..but so did his uncle.

  51. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 10:21 am

    It’s still early, and things can always change. But it’s better for a guy to accept an offer now than to say, Nah, I’m going to go away.
    My rule: Always be polite to people who are willing to pay your tuition and college expenses.

  52. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 10:22 am

    Actually, people always should be polite to others.
    We live in a Karmatic world.

  53. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 10:23 am

    I hope it’s not that fickle weather tomorrow — rain, sun, rain, sun.
    The ground gets wet, and then the mid-day sunshine creates a sauna effect. And then it rains again. Repeat cycle.

  54. kapakahi April 18, 2014 10:24 am



    Kid looked in solid condition. Kinda built like a swimmer.

  55. gobows April 18, 2014 11:01 am


    andrew manley.

  56. jeezy33 April 18, 2014 11:19 am

    42. Thought so. Was on iphone so assumed poster had it correct.

  57. gobows April 18, 2014 11:20 am

    if hawaii offers, you accept. period. if you good, the big schools will come poaching. ask harris ross. otherwise you could end up at new mexico state.

  58. kp3409 April 18, 2014 11:44 am

    28-I hope not he is the worst lineman imo.

  59. Old School Dave April 18, 2014 11:46 am

    I remember when UH offered Kimo Makaula from Punahou and he committed to UH. Along came UW with an offer, and Makaula decommitted and signed with them. I believe that Makaula didn’t see much action and transferred to Idaho State after a year or two. Copper Pelluer (LB), was another UH commit from the Seattle area. Same thing happened with UW making an offer. Pelluer played for a couple of years as a backup, but had to give up football due to injuries.

  60. Bryson April 18, 2014 11:54 am

    Jeez was Uluave the tackle who kept getting beat by Padilla in the first game against Mililani?

  61. Haleakala April 18, 2014 12:08 pm

    Good news on Good Friday!

  62. jeezy33 April 18, 2014 12:28 pm

    61. Yes… And he struggled after too. He was moved to guard which is suited better for him. Even then, you have to be really athletic to get to the 2nd level as a guard at the D1 level. He’s definitely big and strong. Just not sure he’s athletic enough to be a starting D1 O lineman.

  63. kapakahi April 18, 2014 1:20 pm

    JMHO that Uluave better suited to play OG instead of OT anyhow……since more opportunity to maul Dlinemen…..

    Very agile…..and coordinated…..

  64. boya_jr April 18, 2014 1:38 pm

    Great news Jordan! My cuz played for Mililani last year. Great to see the pipeline to UH. We’re going to play some big teams coming up. Let’s show them what Hawaii can do. We need players like you. Going to UH is awesome. You can live away from Hawaii in your life like I am now, but this moment to represent with Hawaii on your jersey is the sweetest memory.

  65. Jeezy33 April 18, 2014 1:50 pm

    64.. Unfortunately, “maul”ing doesn’t cut it at D1 level. Quick guys like Kennedy tulimasealii will burst right past a blocker like that. He was only a junior last year so he has time ..

  66. NorthShoreFan April 18, 2014 4:47 pm

    Michelle is leaving this tournament on the greens…inconsistent putting…she getting there but can’t put it down. Hope she does better tomorrow…come on girl…Do It!

  67. Jason Valentin April 18, 2014 6:29 pm

    Nice early addition! Got him and Gus Lavaka coming in!

  68. tilloregoncomes April 18, 2014 7:41 pm

    then he’s peace out

  69. Derek April 18, 2014 8:50 pm

    Coolen doesn’t have the power pitcher. If you can’t have that you’ll just be an average team, like this year. His priority for next year is to sign a pitcher who is dominating. Maybe look to Australia. The hitting and fielding has fallen off too. Coolen himself said that the team is playing not too lose instead of trying to play to win. Obviously, the confidence is very low now.

    The baseball team is at the bottom. The trends are not good going forward. Not much ours fans can crow about the last 3 weeks.

  70. tommui April 18, 2014 8:54 pm

    #71 – Derek:

    I don’t know about “dominating” but we do have a pitcher coming in from Down Under next year.

  71. tommui April 18, 2014 8:56 pm

    In the PIAA signing last Wednesday, I believe there was a lineman signing from Punahou.

    What’s the word on him?

  72. kapakahi April 18, 2014 9:03 pm

    Punahou OL Davis Miyashiro-Saipaia going to Oregon as a preferred walk-on…..while Punahou PK Kainoa McDonald going to UH…..

  73. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2014 10:19 pm

    McDonald would be a walk-on. Not exactly sure what he signed.

  74. d1shima April 19, 2014 7:42 am

    Great Morning All!

    Not gonna be able to make it to practice today. 🙁

    …looking forward to updates here!

  75. d1shima April 19, 2014 7:43 am

    Go BaseBows!

  76. Shoko April 19, 2014 8:11 am

    Indeed, practice updates/reports would be nice from those that are attending.

  77. Seasider April 19, 2014 8:14 am

    #69 Derek, #70 Tommui

    2015 Season – 2014 Recruiting Class
    Amelia Cudicio – 5-10, Pitcher, Brigidine College, St. Ives/Pymble, New South Wales, Australia
    Rachel Lack – 5-9, Utility, Barker College/West Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia
    Lorena Ruiz – 5-7, C/3rd Base, Chaparral High School/Temecula, Calif.
    *Brittany Hitchcock, 5-11 pitcher, RsFr, Ocean View HS, Huntington Beach (Class of 2013)-DNP 2013 due to lower back problems

    Ruiz is a solid 5-7 catcher/third baseman who from Chaparral High School in Temecula, Calif. At Chaparral, she earned honorable mention league honors in 2011 and was named CIF “Athlete of Character” award winner as a freshman. In the classroom, she has earned league academic honors as well as the Principal’s Honor Award for three years. “Lorena is a gap hitter with power who has speed on the bases and a good arm,” says Coolen.

    Cudicio is a 5-10 pitcher out of Brigidine College, St. Ives. She is a member of the U19 Australian National Team and she helped lead the 2013 New South Wales state team the Australian National Championship. “She is a right-handed, down-ball pitcher who uses her off-speed pitches well,” says Coolen. “Mim is still young and will get stronger. She has all the pitches to be successful at the DI level.” Cudicio is the latest in Coolen’s Aussie pitcher pipeline which includes former UH standouts, Brooke Wilkins, Kelly Gentle, Felicity Witt, Paula Blanning, Justine Smethurst, and Kaia Parnaby.

    Lack is a versatile 5-9 utility player who can player catcher, third base, or outfield. In 2013, she hit .575 overall. Lack was the 2013 Australian U19 Most Valuable Player and in 2012 was the national U19 batting champion with a .565 average at the plate. Recently, she was named to the Australian national team along with former UH alumnae Kaia Parnaby, Clare Warwick and Stacey Porter. She helped her state teams capture the Australian age championships from 2009-13. Lack also was the U17 batting champ in 2011 with a .510 batting average and was the Australian Schoolgirls Most Valuable Player in 2012. The 2012 graduate of Barker College (High School) was awarded back-to-back “Elite Sportswoman of the Year” titles in 2011 and ’12. At the U19 World Championships in Toronto this past summer, she led Team Australia with a .480 average and was third amongst all batters in the tournament. A talented overall athlete, Lack has also been a state representative for NSW or a finalist in cross country, futsal, Irish dancing, netball, soccer, swimming and softball.

    “Rachel reminds my of Kate Judd because she hits with a lot of power and great mechanics with quick hands and can generate a lot of pop,” says Coolen. “She is unassuming, but will step to the plate and take it deep.”

    Hitchcock is a 5-11 pitcher from Westminster, Calif. who is currently a senior at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach. She has been a first-team all-league player the past three seasons with the Seahawks. Last season, she went 14-6 with a 0.95 ERA in 21 appearances. She tossed five shutouts with 133 strike outs to just 31 walks in 132.2 innings pitched. Hitchcock also hit .411 as a junior (30-for-85) with 17 runs scored and 21 RBI on the season. As a junior, she earned her second Goldenwest League Pitcher of the Year honor while also earning first-team all-CIF Division 4 honors. She has also done well in the classroom, earning scholar-athlete awards for the past two seasons.

    “Brittany is a strong down-ball pitcher with good off-speed pitches.” says Coolen. “She will be expected to step right into the rotation and will only get stronger in college.”

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