Lincoln Victor is returning home to the Aloha State.
The reigning Washington state player of the year made it official on Wednesday as he signed with the University of Hawaii on National Signing Day.
The Vancouver, Washington native who starred at quarterback for Union High School is one of eight players that signed with the Warriors on Wednesday joining a 21-member class that goes back to the early signing period in December.
Victor, was recently in Hawaii as he participated in the Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium, where he caught a touchdown pass from former Kapolei QB and Alabama signee Taulia Tagovailoa.
“It’s definitely surreal and a great opportunity for me to play in front of some family back home that has never seen me play in person,” Victor told KPTV’s Nick Krupke recently.
“It’s just a different feeling when you go back there. You really get emotional when you leave from a place where you grew up and where your family is from.”
Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich had high praise for Victor when speaking about his recruiting class.
“He still has all the characteristics of a local boy even though he moved up to Washington. State player of the year, coming home was important to him,” said Rolovich. “This is a guy who you see his athletic ability on film but to me, when you get around Lincoln and you watch him be a leader and you watch him compete, it’s kind of like the long line of great local receivers that have come through this program. He’s got a little bit of that mindset. He can take over for some of the things we did with John Ursua.”
Ursua, who elected to forgoe his senior season after posting over 13-hundred yards receiving and 17 total touchdowns this past season. Ironically, Ursua was also a Hawaii native that moved away (Utah), played quarterback in high school and sign with the Warriors as a slot back.
Victor finished his prep career as the No. 8 player in the state of Washington in the 2019 class and was named the Washington state player of the year by multiple outlets including the Associated Press after leading Union to the WIAA 4A state championship in 2018.