Article about Warrior commit Ipulasi Eselu

About how his older brother Savai’i (a TE at Cal) stressed the importance of education to him, Ipulasi Eselu said:
“He said education is first if you want to go anywhere. He would give me lectures on how to be a good person.” (HSB)

About his scholarship to go to UH, Eselu said:
“This is big for me. I look forward to going to the next level and competing with high intensity.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Eselu (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) plays outside linebacker for Moanalua, but is projected to grow into a defensive end in college. Moanalua coach Arnold Martinez said he plans to play Eselu at end in certain packages along with dropping him into coverage or having him rush the passer.”

Praising Eselu, Moanalua coach Arnold Martinez said:
“Lasi’s kind of like another coach on the defense for me. Great football IQ and then obviously he has great dimensions and he’s able to make plays. … Just a real versatile player for us off the edge.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Eselu’s father, Raymond, is an assistant coach with the Menehune, and his uncle is kumu hula O’Brien Eselu.”

Happy that two of his Moanalua players have accepted scholarship offers to UH, Martinez said:
“I’m really happy for guys like that who commit themselves to a goal and do the things necessary to make that dream happen. It gives the younger guys something to aspire to.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Yet another Eselu brother is among those youngsters. Nainoa will be a Moanalua sophomore, and already measures in at 6-1 and 210 pounds.”


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