The Warrior Beat

Warriors land a top d-lineman

November 25th, 2012

The Warriors have a lot to be grateful this Thanksgiving weekend after receiving an oral commitment from Waianae High defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii.

Tulimasealii, who is 6-2 and 271 pounds, was at the top level of the Warriors' wish list. He's agile, strong and fits a big need.

"I'm happy I'm going to be a Warrior," Tulimasealii said. "It's a good day for me and my family."

He received offers from several Pac-12 schools, but wanted the chance to stay in Hawaii, play in front of family and friends, and be part of the UH program.

Here's his highlight video: Video.

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For one night, everything went the Warriors' way: Solid offense, strong defense, exceptional special teams.

The theme of the week had been: Trust.

"Coach Chow told us to trust each other, and that's what we did," cornerback Mike Edwards said.

Defensive tackle Haku Correa said the Warriors found inspiration the past week from the Wounded Warriors Project.

"They're dying for us," Correa said. "It was good that we could go out and represent a lot of people and a lot of families."

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The only puzzling moment was punter Alex Dunnachie's rush.

He more than made up for it with the 73-yard punt.

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While teammates were chanting "U-S-A! ... U-S-A! ... U-S-A!" in the post-game celebration, Scott Harding joked that he and Dunnachie chanted: "Australia!"

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Just like old times . . .


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Who were two of the happiest guys in the locker room?

Cayman Shutter and Taylor Graham.

It's always nice when teammates support teammates.

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