Top Hawaii high school football players heading into 2021

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Nationally-ranked Saint Louis is always loaded when it comes to high school football talent that will play at the next level. Heading into the 2021 Hawaii high school football season, the Crusaders, who are ranked No. 139 in the High School Football America national rankings powered by NFL Play Football, have three players in the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings in the Class of 2022.

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The four-time defending Open Division champs are led by interior offensive lineman Jonah Savaiinaea, who is ranked as the No. 4 overall college football recruit in the state. The 3-star prospect has given his verbal commitment to Arizona.

Joining Savaiinaea on the O-Line will be San Diego State-boiund Laakea Kapoi. The offensive tackle is the No. 5 prospect in the Class of 2021.

On the other side of the ball is safety Kona Moore. The No. 7 ranked prospect is the first to stay in-state.

The state’s top-ranked player is linebacker/edge rusher Tevarua Tafiti of Punahou. Last month, Tafiti announced that he’ll play his college football at Stanford.

247Sports.com Composite Rankings Hawaii Class of 2022

Ranking/Name/Position/School/Verbal Commitment

No. 1 Tevarua Tafiti, LB – Punahou – Stanford

No. 2 Kaeo Akana, LB – Roosevelt – Boise State

No. 3 Jayden Maiava, QB – Kaimuki – UNLV

No. 4 Jonah Savaiinaea, IOL – Saint Louis – Arizona

No. 5 Laakea Kapoi, OT – Saint Louis – San Diego State

No. 6 Keenan McCaddy, WR – Moanalua – Boise State

No. 7 Kona Moore, S – Saint Louis – Hawaii

247Sports.com Composite Rankings Hawaii Class of 2023

Ranking/Name/Position/School/Verbal Commitment

No. 1 Tausili Akana, EDGE – Kahuku – Uncommitted

No. 2 Iapani Laloulu, IOL – Farrington – Uncommitted

No. 3 Liona Lefau, LB – Kahuku – Uncommitted

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.