The Warrior Beat

JC o-lineman commits to UH

January 30th, 2012

Offensive lineman Mike Milovale of Hartnell College has accepted a football offer from the Warrirors.

He was raised in American Samoa, and was a high school teammate of UH running back Joey Iosefa.

Milovale is 6-4 and 310 pounds.

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We all know someone who wants to let you know about a great investment. No obligations. Honest. Just a little of your time.

Punahou running back Steven Lakalaka and Kamehameha safety Taylor Taliulu listened, and yesterday both decided to invest in the Warrior plan. In doing so, they rescinded pledges to Pac-12 schools — Lakalaka to UCLA, Taliulu to Washington State.

"Steven and I are really good friends," Taliulu said. "We were talking about it. We thought it would be cool to show everyone we're serious about Hawaii football. We can change this place around."

Taliulu had been set on going away. After completing his UH trip yesterday, he evaluated his offers.

"I felt home would be the best place for me to get a scholarship and try to be the best player I can be," Taliulu said. "I think coach Chow has a really good coaching staff. I feel I can gain the best knowledge from them."

Lakalaka expressed an interest in medicine. During his visit, Chow and assistant coach Keith Uperesa took Lakalaka to the John Burns Medical School. They met with professors and other students.

"That meant a lot," Lakalaka said.

The message: Many of the  things on the mainland can be found in Hawaii.

Lakalaka and Taliulu then discussed their situation.

"We talked about USC and UCLA, and their traditions," Lakalaka said. "Somebody had to start it. We wanted to be part of starting a tradition."

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