Campbell’s Peter Manuma receives offer from UH

Campbell's Peter Manuma, shown sacking Waianae quarterback Justin Tacgere last season, received an offer to play for the University of Hawaii. Jordan Fong / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Campbell’s Peter Manuma received an offer from the University of Hawaii, according to Sabers coach Darren Johnson.

Manuma, who is 6 feet and 190 pounds, can play multiple positions and Johnson expects the junior-to-be will get a lot more offers before his high school career is done.

“He’s exciting to watch and can pretty much play anywhere on the field,” Johnson said. “In college, I think they’re looking at him as a strong safety or outside linebacker.”

Manuma is a hard hitter and can also be a hard-driving running back. He rushed for 231 yards on 42 carries with a TD last season as a sophomore.

In addition, Campbell receiver/defensive back Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala received an offer from Navy, according to Johnson.

Mokiao-Atimalala previously made an oral commitment to Hawaii.

In other news, Johnson is returning to coach the Campbell Sabers this fall, athletic director Rory Pico confirmed Wednesday.

Under the school’s new protocol, coaches in every sport are being asked to reapply for their positions. Johnson reapplied and will continue in his role. Others applied for the position as well, including Mililani defensive coordinator Vince Nihipali, according to sources.

Nihipali, a source said, also applied for the Waianae head coaching position, which was filled recently by Mike Fanoga, a former coach in the college ranks on the mainland.

Johnson is 15-10 in two seasons with the Sabers and took the school to the Open Division Semifinals last year before falling to Mililani.

He is 88-45-1 in his career for three OIA schools, Kailua and Kaimuki in addition to Campbell and has a shot to become the 13th coach in OIA history to reach 100 victories. Mililani’s Rod York is right with him with 86 wins, but has coached 24 fewer games.


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