Having hit the recruiting trail with a Hawaii Bowl championship and the program’s first non-losing season since 2010, the University of Hawaii football team announced its 23-member class of 2017 Wednesday.UPDATED: 11:22 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1
HawaiiAthletics.com will feature comprehensive coverage of National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 1, the first day prospects may sign their National Letter of Intent with the University of Hawai’i. Below is a list of the 2017 football signees and the time their paperwork was processed by UH.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
11:14 a.m.: Another big-time defensive lineman Doug Russell (Seattle, Wash.) inks with UH.
11:02 a.m.: Top 10 California defensive lineman Anthony Mermea (Murrieta, Calif.) submits his paperwork.
9:17 a.m.: Sunnyvale, Calif., offensive lineman Josaiah Maama makes it official.
8:50 a.m.: Another prospect from American Samoa, speedy linebacker Penei Pavihi signs and submits his letter.
8:42 a.m.: American Samoa’s No. 2 prospect Blessman Ta’ala is now a Warrior.
8:10 a.m.: Letter is processed for 6-foot-6 tight end Kade Greeley of Murrieta, Calif., brother of Rainbow Wahine volleyball player Kalei Greeley.
7:29 a.m.: Defensive back Akil Francisco of Alameda, Calif., submits his letter.
7:12 a.m.: Paperwork is in for versatile offensive lineman Emil Graves of Fullerton College.
6:35 a.m.: Elk Grove, Calif., DB Damario Mclean makes it official.
6:01 a.m.: Paperwork is processed for Nampa, Idaho offensive lineman Brandon Kipper.
5:33 a.m.: Folsom, Calif., speedster Drake Stallworth is now officially a Rainbow Warrior.
5:13 a.m.: Phoenix, Ariz., offensive lineman Micah Vanterpool submits his letter.
4:18 a.m.: The madness of Signing Day begins with the first letter received from Arkansas running back Hekili Keliiliki.Monday, Jan. 9
First day of the spring semester marks the first day of school for defensive backs Jay Dominique(Montreal, Canada / Old Montreal Cegep) and Eugene Ford (Los Angeles, Calif. / University HS) and defensive lineman Kalepo Naotala (Newport News, Va. / Menchville HS). Ford was part of last year’s signing class and delayed enrollment until the spring.Wednesday, Dec. 14
Three junior college transfers sign during the mid-year signing period – defensive back Manu Rasmussen (Tigard, Ore. / Riverside City College) and defensive end Jamie Tago (Pago Pago, American Samoa / Garden City College), a former Warrior who returns to Manoa after helping Garden City capture the 2016 junior college national championship. Wide receiver Marcus Armstrong-Brown (Napa, Calif. / Diablo Valley College) was part of last year’s signing class.
2017 Signing Class –
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Cl.||Hometown / Previous School||Video||Time Processed|
|Doug Russell||DL||6-5||270||Fr.||Seattle, Wash. / O’Dea HS||Highlights||11:14 a.m.|
|Anthony Mermea||DL||6-4||300||Fr.||Murrieta, Calif. / Vista Murrieta HS||Highlights||11:02 a.m.|
|Josaiah Maama||OL||6-5||270||Fr.||Sunnyvale, Calif. / Kings Academy||Highlights||9:17 a.m.|
|Penei Pavihi||LB||6-3||225||Fr.||Pago Pago, American Samoa / Tafuna HS||Highlights||8:49 a.m.|
|Blessman Ta’ala||DL||6-2||285||Fr.||Faga’itua, American Samoa / Faga’itua HS||Highlights||8:41 a.m.|
|Kade Greeley||TE||6-6||220||Fr.||Murrieta, Calif. / Vista Murrieta HS||Highlights||8:10 a.m.|
|Akil Francisco||DB||6-0||160||Fr.||Alameda, Calif. / Encinal HS||Highlights||7:29 a.m.|
|Emil Graves||OL||6-3||275||Jr.||Lynwood, Calif. / Fullerton College||Highlights||7:12 a.m.|
|Paul Scott||LB||6-1||205||Fr.||Oakland, Calif. / McClymonds Senior HS||Highlights||7:10 a.m.|
|Miles Reed||RB||5-8||190||Fr.||Corona, Calif. / Centennial HS||Highlights||7:10 a.m.|
|Damario Mclean||DB||6-1||185||Fr.||Elk Grove, Calif. / Elk Grove HS||Highlights||6:35 a.m.|
|Donovan Dalton||DB||6-4||200||Fr.||Scottsdale, Ariz. / Saguaro HS||Highlights||6:13 a.m.|
|Isaia Mullen||WR||6-4||190||Fr.||Portland, Ore. / Madison HS||Highlights||6:13 a.m.|
|Brandon Kipper||OL||6-6||270||Fr.||Nampa, Idaho / Columbia HS||Highlights||6:01 a.m.|
|Drake Stallworth||WR||6-2||185||Fr.||Folsom, Calif. / Folsom HS||Highlights||5:33 a.m.|
|Micah Vanterpool||OL||6-6||285||Fr.||Phoenix, Ariz. / Phoenix Central HS||Highlights||5:13 a.m.|
|Hekili Keliiliki||RB||6-2||225||Fr.||Bentonville, Ark. / Bentonville HS||Highlights||4:18 a.m.|
|Jay Dominique||DB||6-2||195||Fr.||Montreal, Canada / Old Montreal Cegep||Highlights||Jan. 9|
|Eugene Ford||DB||6-2||190||Fr.||Los Angeles, Calif. / University HS||Highlights||Jan. 9|
|Kalepo Naotala||DL||6-3||280||Fr.||Newport News, Va. / Menchville HS||Highlights||Jan. 9|
|Marcus Armstrong-Brown||WR||6-3||195||Jr.||Napa, Calif. / Diablo Valley College||Highlights||Dec. 14|
|Manu Rasmussen||DB||6-0||185||Jr.||Tigard, Ore. / Riverside City College||Highlights||Dec. 14|
|Jamie Tago||DE||6-3||260||Jr.||Pago Pago, American Samoa / Garden City College||Highlights||Dec. 14|