Slotbacks Samson Anguay and Corey Lau commit to the Warriors!

HA Note: “Anguay, who is 5 feet 8 and 155 pounds, was named to The Advertiser’s 2008 Division II All-State first team. At the Hawai’i Athletes In Action combine, Anguay ran 40 yards in 4.4 seconds. Anguay also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.1 seconds) in the state track meet. Lau, who is 5 feet 8 1/2 and 140 pounds, had a breakout performance at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance combine. Lau placed first in the 40-yard dash (4.44 seconds), L-drill (6.60 seconds) and T-drill (3.91 seconds).”

HA Note: “Several of Anguay’s friends and relatives believed he should attend a Mainland college. But that changed after Anguay attended the Warriors’ Junior Day in April. The event was considered an unofficial visit during which high school players could tour the school facilities and meet with academic advisers and counselors.”

About how the family decided they wanted wanted Samson to play for UH instead of a mainland school after UH’s Junior Day, his mother Suzette Anguay said:
“After talking to some players who left (Hawai’i) and then came back, we knew staying home was the best decision.” (HA)

About committing to the Warriors, Samson Anguay (Campbell High School) said:
“UH is the place to be. I can get a good education, and I can play football. I have a chance to play in front of my family and friends.” (HA)

About how he was on Saint Louis’ 2007 JV championship team coached by Craig Stutzmann (now UH’s WR coach), Corey Lau (who transferred to Kailua High last summer) said:
“I loved working with coach Stutzmann. He’s an awesome coach.” (HA)

About how he received a message after he got home to call UH’s coaches and received his scholarship offer, Lau said:
“I’m excited about this.” (HA)

About UH’s Big Man’s Camp from Monday through Wednesday at UH’s campus, Mac said:
“We’ll have two of the best coaches in the country — (UH’s) Gordy Shaw and Dave Aranda.” (HA)

About how Anguay and he are friends, Lau said:
“I’d say we’re pretty good friends, we compete against each other, and now we’ll be at the same school in the future. He’s a good guy and I’m thrilled.” (HSB)

about how playing for UH has been his dream, Anguay said:
“I’m still asking myself if this is actually real. It’s always been my dream to play Hawaii football, and when (UH coach Greg McMackin) offered I said I was going to commit right away. I want to play in front of my family and show my hometown and show everybody in the nation that Hawaii is a school to be reckoned with.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Lau and Anguay bring similar statures to the field, and both idolized former UH slotback Chad Owens growing up. Lau measures in at 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds, Anguay at 5-8, 155.”

Praising Anguay’s speed, Moanalua head coach Arnold Martinez said:
“Samson’s the real deal with his breakaway speed.” (HSB)

Praising UH commit Frank Loyd (the starting LT for his team), Martinez said:
“They’re going to get one heck of a kid. He had a goal of playing college football. We have a plan to help kids do that, but it takes a lot of work, but Frank never shied away from any of it. He deserves it. Frank is critical for us. We looked back at the stats, Frank did not give up a sack on his side (last season).” (HSB)

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090620/SPORTS0201/906200339/-1/sportsfront

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