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2018 Polynesian Bowl: Multiple Mountain West targets earned an invite

The bowl is now in its second year and looks to build off of their Year One success.

The Polynesian Bowl had its first game last year for high school football players of Polynesian decent (most will be) to showcase their skills and to of course announce their college choice. The game, which is played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu — is back for another year and their first batch of players for this game have been announced.

For those unfamiliar, here is a description of the game.

The Polynesian Bowl is a premier high school all-star football game that features the world’s elite players of Polynesian heritage and other ancestries. The nationally televised game will be played on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Aloha Stadium on O`ahu, Hawai`i as part of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend.

A total of 100 players will be selected for 2018, of which approximately 75 percent will be of Polynesian ancestry.

“These young men will be part of more than just an all-star game. It’s more than that in Polynesia. Football for Polynesians is life, its family, its culture, its pride,” said Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Inductee and Board Member Vai Sikahema.

So far there are 52 commitments to this game.

Below is a list of players who have offers from Mountain West schools from the latest addition of players.

Yes, a lot are high-profile players who may never step on campus for a school within this league. However, it is good to know the Mountain West is not limiting who they are going after.

Four-star TE Brevin Jordan, Bishop Gorman (NV) (Four Mountain West offers)

Four-star CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart, St. Augustine (CA) (Six Mountain West offers)

Four-star CB Olaijah Griffin, Mission Viejo (CA) (One Mountain West offer)

Four-star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Bishop Gorman (NV) (Six Mountain West offers)

Four-star S Steve Stephens, Fresno (CA) (Four Mountain West offers)

Four-star C Justin Dedich, Temecula (CA) (Six Mountain West offers)

Three-star RB Kirby Bennett, Bishop Gorman (NV) (Two Mountain West offers)

Four-star CB Stephan Blaylock, Bellflower (CA) (Two Mountain West offers)

Three-star ATH Josh Madison, Newbury Park (CA) (Four Mountain West offers)

Three-star DT Tyler Manona, Mountain View (CA) (Three Mountain West offers)