The Warrior Beat

Delay of game

December 18th, 2012

Quarterback Aaron Zwahlen of Thomas Downey High (Modesto, Calif.) will sign a letter of intent with the Warriors on Feb. 6, but will delay the start of his UH career until 2015, when he completes a two-year church mission.

Zwahlen initially wanted to attend UH for a year before going on the mission.

In October, the Mormon church lowered the minimum age, from 19 to 18, for a man to begin a church mission. Zwahlen said he will go on a mission after graduating in June. He said he expects to join the Warriors in the spring of 2015.

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There are two views to the Warriors' local recruiting:

• They received commitments from five of 11 players who were offered scholarships.

• They received commitments from three of the top five on their list.

Defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii of Waianae, offensive lineman John Wa‘a of Kahuku, linebackers Ualesi Sale of Aiea and Rashaan Falemalu of Kahuku, and quarterback Keelan Ewaliko have made oral commitments to the Warriors.

It appears Punahou linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea and Saint Louis offensive lineman Reeve Koehler will sign elsewhere.

Defensive back Kawe Johnson turned down a grayshirt offer from the Warriors to commit to New Mexico State.

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