Kahuku’s Santiago commits to UH

Kahuku safety Keala Santiago says he will stay home to play college football at UH. Photo by Krystle Marcellus / Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Kahuku safety Keala Santiago says he will stay home to play college football at UH. Photo by Krystle Marcellus / Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The University of Hawaii received a big time commitment on Monday when Kahuku defensive back Keala Santiago announced on Twitter he will stay home for college.

Santiago, who is 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds, was the Honolulu Star-Advertiser defensive player of the year as a senior for the undefeated state champion Red Raiders.

Santiago intercepted seven passes over the final four games of the season and was the quarterback on defense for a Kahuku team that allowed only 4.1 points per game.


He chose Hawaii over offers from Army, Colorado, Navy and UNLV.


Also over the weekend, Kamehameha LB Tainoa Foster announced on Twitter that he committed to Fresno State while on an official visit.

Foster also had offers from Washington State, Utah State and Hawaii.

COMMENTS

  1. Polo January 25, 2016 10:04 pm

    Good luck boy,would’ve love to have seen him play in the pac12,


  2. Hauula93 January 25, 2016 10:26 pm

    Congratulations and Good luck..


  3. SimpleSimon January 26, 2016 5:58 am

    Feel bad for his football career. Wish he was going away from the wack WAC!!!


  4. SimpleSimon January 26, 2016 6:14 am

    I meant the MWaC lol


  5. Makai January 26, 2016 9:04 am

    Great get by Rolo. True way of representing Hawaii wearing it on your chest! Loyal to the soil. Good luck Keala!


  6. H-Man January 26, 2016 1:18 pm

    Santiago a Warrior!!! The tradition continues!!!


  7. AOK January 26, 2016 5:53 pm

    So stoked to hear this. Next week Wed cant come here soon enough. Fine young man, and elite player.


  8. Frank January 26, 2016 10:53 pm

    Thank you for being a Warrior!!! Defend Pride Rock!!!


  9. Moses Moke Galletes January 28, 2016 6:17 am

    No matter where you land, you’ll do well. RR4L!


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