Jack Sula commits to the Warriors!

About accepting a scholarship from UH, after signing with BSU in February but never enrolling there, Jack Sula said:
“I have a second chance, and it’s with Hawai’i.” (HA)

“Hawai’i is the perfect place for me.” (HA)

HA Note: “Sula said he will enroll at UH in January. He plans to participate in the offseason conditioning program and compete in spring training.”

About how BSU recruited him as a LB, but he will compete at RB for UH, 6′, 210-pound Sula said:
“That’s one of the reasons I picked Hawai’i. I wanted to play running back. That’s my priority.” (HA)

HA Note: “Sula overcame a tough gang-associated background, which was featured in an ESPN The Magazine story. His parents were teenagers when he was born. But Sula focused on football, becoming one of the top prospects in Southern California. As a junior, he rushed for 1,840 yards and two touchdowns. He was named the Marine League Player of the Year. He also received a top honor from Old Spice. As a senior in 2007, he rushed for 1,895 yards. He also made 108 tackles. According to reports, he played with a broken finger, a hyper-extended knee and a mild concussion.”

About his senior season in high school, Sula said:
“My senior year was a breakout year.” (HA)

HA Note: “He received offers from Fresno State, Nevada and Utah, and interest from Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.”

About BSU, Sula said:
“It didn’t work out. I felt it wasn’t the place for me. I felt God had another place for me.” (HA)

HA Note: “Sula did not plan on attending any school this academic year. But then a friend of a friend knew Tony Tuioti, UH’s director of player personnel. Sula then requested — and received — his release from his Boise State commitment. Even though he never attended that school, the letter of intent he signed in February served as a binding contract for the entire academic year.”

About how UH offered him after their background check, Sula said:
“They asked me, ‘Are you interested?’ I told them, ‘I’m interested.’ ” (HA)

HA Note: “Sula, who is of Samoan and Mexican ancestry, said he was drawn to Hawai’i’s large Polynesian population. He added that he was impressed with the Warriors’ program, especially the coaches and his future teammates.”

About his opportunity at UH, Sula said:
“I’m blessed to have a second chance.” (HA)

About how he’s kept an intensive training schedule to stay in shape, Sula said:
“I hit it hard. I work out in the morning and the afternoon. I work out Monday through Saturday.” (HA)

HA Note: “He said he is recovering from a shoulder injury that has made it difficult to reach his bench-press maximum. But he said he has power cleaned 315 pounds. He also is capable of squat lifting 515 pounds.”

About spending his free time with his family, Sula said:
“We’re close.” (HA)

HA Note: “Running back Jake Heun is redshirting this season. But Heun also can play defensive end. The Warriors have been aggressive in pursuing early commitments. Since McMackin was hired as UH head coach in January, the Warriors have emphasized scouting every prospect in Hawai’i, staging a summer camp, meeting with coaches and school counselors on the Mainland, and offering in-season recruiting trips. The Warriors already have 20 commitments, including Sula. Some are expected to grayshirt, meaning they will begin their UH careers in January 2010.”


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