7:30 p.m.: Kapolei’s Aaron Faumui, who had committed to UH just seven days ago, has signed with Virginia.
Virginia beats out UH, Florida, Oregon, Nebraska among others.
He says the No. 1 reason was the Virginia coaching staff.
Former Kahuku running back Mark Atuaia, who is on the Virginia staff, played a big role in Faumui’s recruitment.
For a list of all of the student-athletes signing in each sport, click here.
Hectic morning getting things out. Here are some updates:
Kahuku running back Enoch Nawahine, who received a late offer from Boise State during the week of the Polynesian Bowl, has signed with the Broncos.
Kamehameha quarterback Thomas Yam is headed to Adams State while ‘Iolani quarterback Tai-John Mizutani will attend Central Washington. Both participated in signing day events at their respective high schools.
Kamehameha OL Dayne Hall is headed to Dixie State.
St. Francis’ Scott McLeod signs with UH.
Here is our football recruiting tracker with a list of all Division I recruits including junior college players.
Kahuku’s Samson Reed and Micah Mariteragi will join Faumui at Virginia.
St. Francis’ Micah Fernandez, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound OL, headed to Montana.
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Konawaena’s Austin Ewing is headed to Southern Utah. Ewing, a three-year starting quarterback for the Wildcats, led Kona to its first state final this past season.
Austin Ewing, @austinewing6, 808 pipeline! Another Multi-Sport Athlete from Hawaii – Austin brings the smarts and athleticism to be a special Signal Caller. Excited about getting this young man on campus. Glad to have you a part of our family! #11UNITED #AnotherLevel pic.twitter.com/OGGPRouc39
— Demario Warren (@DemarioWarren) February 7, 2018
7:30 p.m.: The media is still waiting to talk to Faumui, who signed his letter but gave no indication on who he has signed with. Most people have put on their hats. They are taking a group photo now.
7:20 p.m.: Uluave chooses San Diego State.
6:25 p.m.: You can never trust the name tags, as we’ve learned in the past, but here you go if you’re waiting. Signing actually begins around 7.
Here’s the one for Punahou offensive lineman Alama Uluave. Uluave’s known offers included Air Force, Army, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Syracuse, Texas Tech, UNLV and Washington State.
As of 5:45 a.m. today, Hawaii and Virginia are the last two schools with the most hope for landing Aaron Faumui.
The Kapolei scholar-athlete — he has a 3.48 grade-point average — has not indicated whether he will select Hawaii or Virginia. The defensive/offensive lineman did indicate to his high school coach, Darren Hernandez, that he was no longer interested in Florida or Wisconsin.
“It’s been a wild push by these schools since Wednesday,” Hernandez said, noting the day his senior standout orally committed to Hawaii. “Virginia brought a bunch of coaches. They won’t take no for an answer.”
Faumui’s church has been fasting and praying on his behalf. He doesn’t have a cell phone, so contact with recruiters has been different.
Saint Louis product Tristan Nichols, who was once a UH commit, is headed to Nevada after playing at Arizona Western.
— Jay Norvell (@CoachJayNorvell) February 7, 2018