Aiea senior defensive tackle Isaac Tuilaepa a sought-after commodity
At 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, Aiea defensive tackle Isaac Tuilaepa is hard to miss.
However, after spending the previous three years in Colorado, he didn't garner much attention locally in his one year with Na Alii. Still, there are more than a dozen Division I universities parked in idle and waiting on the senior's SAT scores.
Among the interested schools: USC, Miami, Kansas State, Nebraska, Colorado, Colorado State, Missouri, Northwestern, BYU, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico State, Utah State, Boise State, Notre Dame and Hawaii.
Tuilaepa will likely visit Hawaii, New Mexico State and Boise State.
Technology is good: The South Pacific may be a remote area by mainland standards, but modern technology continues to link the villages here and there.
Big7Gridiron.com is the latest Web site that focuses on the Polynesian community.
"The purpose of this site is to recognize our young Polynesian student-athletes in various parts of the country with their personal accomplishments," founder George J. Tuioti said.
With growing Polynesian communities in states such as Texas, Tuioti provides a valuable service along with many other high school sports fans who are Web information innovators.
ILH sports on the air: All Star Hawaii and In Motion Promotions have joined forces to bring an Interscholastic League of Honolulu game of the week to the radio airwaves during the winter season.
Softball and boys basketball will be broadcast on 1540-AM.
Baseball and girls basketball will air in the spring season.
Classic hoops at Saint Louis: The Walter Wong Classic tipped off yesterday with a field of six teams.
The tourney resumes today at 4:30 p.m. in McCabe Gym.
Kaiser battles La Jolla Country Day (Calif.), followed by Kaimuki and Saint Mary's (Calif.) at 6. Schurr (Calif.) and host Saint Louis meet in the nightcap at 7:30.
The tournament concludes tomorrow night.
To nominate ...
To nominate an athlete of the week, contact the Star-Bulletin Sports Department by 11 p.m. Sunday: