Hawaii Warriors' 3rd Recruit from California Is Program's 7th Overall Commitment

Mark BatorAnalyst IIFebruary 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Sean Schroeder #19 of the Hawaii Warriors rolls out of the pocket agaisnt the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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"We're going to recruit. Last night we got back and we spent all night recruiting on the telephone. We're going to recruit. We're going to recruit, recruit, recruit and recruit."—Norm Chow during his November 5, 2012 press conference (UH Athletics channel on YouTube.com).

With Hawaii on a six game slide, Norm Chow addressed questions regarding his team's shortcomings, and admitted that the Warriors did not measure up, size-wise, to the competition. He concluded (UH Athletics channel on YouTube.com) finally, "We have to get more depth."

On October 28, the Warriors picked up their third recruit from the state of California when defensive end David Manoa (Aragon High School) offered a verbal commitment to Hawaii. Overall, Manoa is the seventh commitment for Norm Chow.

Manoa, a 6'3", 210-pound prospect from San Mateo, CA (a 2-star prospect as rated by Scout.com) is an edge rusher who may end up splitting playing time between OLB and DE for the Warriors. "He's a terrific pass rusher," said Steve Sell, head coach at Aragon High School (via ESPN.com's RecruitingNation). "Hawaii is getting a high-character, high-energy player who loves the game."

"My dream has always been to play D-I football and Hawaii has given me that opportunity," Manoa announced (as per Brandon Huffman on Scout.com).

Manoa is the fourth defensive recruit for Hawaii, and along with Drake Miller and Rashaan Falemalu, he becomes the third linebacker to commit to the Warriors for 2013. All of Hawaii's recruits to date have 2-star ratings (as graded by Scout.com).

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