Hawaii Football: Despite Record, Warriors Pick Up Another Commitment for 2013

Mark BatorAnalyst IIOctober 20, 2012

Sept 22, 2012; Honolulu, HI, USA; Hawaii Warriors linebackers Kamalani Alo  (47) and T.J. Taimatuia (3) lead the Hawaii football team in a

It is a bye week for the Hawaii Warriors, and while Norm Chow has had his troubles with the on-field performance of his team this season, his well-known reputation for offense continues to work for him. Despite the fact that Chow's team is mired in a three-game losing streak, the program picked up its fifth recruiting commitment this week.

Wide receiver Marcus Kemp, a 6'4" recruit from Layton, Utah made his verbal commitment to Norm Chow's program on Oct. 16. Kemp was clocked at 4.9 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with a 32.7-inch vertical jump. Along with guard John Wa'a and quarterback Aaron Zwahlen, Kemp is the third offensive recruit to commit to Hawaii.

"I really like the coaches and the program," explained Kemp (as reported by Stephen Tsai of the Star Advertiser on StarAdvertiserBlogs.com) in speaking of his decision to join the Warriors. After previously receiving offers from Hawaii on two occasions, the Warriors came calling again a third (and possibly final) time this past weekend, and Kemp accepted on Tuesday.

"The coaching staff is great," Kemp said in explaining his decision to join the Warriors (per Brandon Huffman's article on Scout.com). "And who wouldn't want to go to Hawaii?"

According to Huffman, Norm Chow had noticed Kemp while he was still an offensive coordinator at Utah. Now, as the head coach the Warriors, Chow has secured Kemp, and while he can play other positions, the Hawaii has him tabbed as a wide receiver.

"I'm pretty positive they want me just as a receiver, but we'll see when I get out there," mused Kemp (as quoted in Huffman's article) about his future college career. "I can't wait to play football at the next level."