Kapolei defensive tackle Aaron Faumui has accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawaii.
UPDATE: UH football beat writer Stephen Tsai talked to Faumui. You can read more here.
Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez posted on his Twitter account that Faumui is 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds and had 14 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last season.
One of Kapolei’s finest-Aaron Faumui-has verbally committed to the University of Hawaii! The 6’3 280 lb. Defensive Tackle chose Hawaii over Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Oregon! Aaron had 14 sacks, 20 tackles for loss and 22 pancake blocks this past season. #WarriorStrong pic.twitter.com/oPIX4mpbhh
— Darren Hernandez (@DarrenHernandez) January 31, 2018
Faumui held offers from Boise State, Florida, Fresno State, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Utah State, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Faumui won a Division II state championship as a sophomore at Radford before transferring to Utah for a season. He returned to Hawaii for his senior year to play at Kapolei.
He joins Kamehameha defensive end Jonah Welch and Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, receiver Jonah Panoke and defensive back Kai Kaneshiro to give the Rainbow Warriors five high school seniors from the islands in their 2018 recruiting class.
Hilo running back Kahale Huddleston and Farrington defensive lineman Foi Sila will walk-on at UH.
Faumui made the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State first team as a defensive lineman but played both ways for the Hurricanes last year as an offensive lineman.