S Aulola Tonga, RB Alex Green and K Kevin Bell commit to the Warriors!

About committing to the Warriors, 6’3″, 200-pound (4.6 in the 40) Tonga said:
“I told coach (Greg McMackin) I wanted to be a Warrior.” (HA)

HA Note: “Tonga also has a 38-inch vertical jump. At Kahuku, he has earned letters in basketball, volleyball, baseball, track and field and football. Next month, he will earn his Eagle Scout ranking. His project was to build a sandbox for a preschool in Kahuku.”

About turning down UCLA and BYU, Tonga said:
“I wanted to play in front of my family and friends. I think there’s a chance I can play right away.” (HA)

HA Note: “Tonga’s Kahuku teammate, All-State safety Kamalani Alo, earlier accepted a UH offer.”

About Tonga, Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said:
“Aulola is a great athlete, and a coachable kid. He’s never angry. He’s always positive. He’s doing very well in school.” (HA)

About how Tonga received an offer from UH last spring, Torres said:
“A lot of schools are picking up on him, but UH wanted him from the start. You can see the effort McMackin is making. He’s taking care of the kids. Aulola will be in good hands.” (HA)

About how Tonga is expected to compete at free safety, Torres said:
“He’s got the range and he’s got the vertical. He can grow into a linebacker, playing the flats or rushing off the edge, forcing the quarterback to throw over him, which would be difficult to do.” (HA)

HA Note: “Tonga, who took his recruiting visit this past weekend, said it was helpful to have Kahuku alumni as hosts. His guides were Inoke Funaki, Tuika Tufaga, Richard Torres and Paipai Falemalu.”

About his recruiting visit to UH, Green said:
“The city is beautiful. The people are great. They made me feel welcomed.” (HA)

About how his host was CB Lametrius Davis, his teammate at Butte as well as his middle-school classmate in Portland, Green said:
“I’ve known him a long time.” (HA)

HA Note: “Davis played for Butte in 2008, and signed with UH the past December. He enrolled at UH two weeks ago. Green said he is 6-2 and 220 pounds, and is capable of sprinting 40 yards in 4.49 seconds. He can bench press 310 pounds.”

About his 7-month-old daughter Harlym, Green said:
“I wanted to pick a name that would be unique.” (HA)

HA Note: “Green also said Hawai’i’s family-friendly atmosphere is conducive to raising children.”

About choosing UH, Green said:
“Hawai’i is a good fit.” (HA)

HA Note: “By verbally committing to the Warriors, Green is turning down scholarship offers from Washington, Texas-El Paso and Liberty.”

About choosing to walk on at UH despite offers from Miami, Boise State, Utah, and Air Force, Bell said Hawaii is:
“a great place, really great culture. All of the people are nice. The weather is nice.” (HA)

HA Note: “Bell is 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds. He said his range is 60 yards. Bell is an accomplished soccer player. At his father’s urging, he decided to try out for football three years ago.”


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