Kahuku senior offensive lineman Micah Soliai Howlett, who committed to Arizona State in June, said on social media that he has decided to change his commitment and stay home to play for the University of Hawaii.
It’s no secret that there are great things going on at the University of Hawaii. The energy and vibe I feel from the players and coaching staff is UNREAL! I want to be a part of something special. I’M STAYING HOME @NickRolovich @CoachWeber62 GOBOWS🌈🤟🏽#Commited
— Micah Soliai Howlett (@MicahSoliai) September 10, 2019
Soliai Howlett made the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State third team as a junior despite missing games with an injury. Prior to committing to Arizona State, Soliai Howlett had earned offers from the Sun Devils, UH, Fresno State, Navy, Nevada, Syracuse and UNLV.
“I’m going to stay home,” he told the Star-Advertiser’s Stephen Tsai. “I want to be a part of something special. I want to be one of those local boys who defends ‘Pride Rock.’ ”
He is listed as 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds on the Kahuku roster and is also a Polynesian Bowl All Star.
Soliai Howlett is the fifth senior from a Hawaii high school to commit to the Rainbow Warriors. He is joined by Mililani offensive lineman Jake Tuatagaloa, Hilo receiver Kilohana Haasenritter, Kamehameha defensive end Ezra Evaimalo and Campbell receiver/defensive back Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala.