Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson received an early Christmas present when he was told he would be placed on scholarship.
"I'm thankful," said Pu‘u-Robinson, a Baldwin High graduate who transferred this past summer after three years at Washington State. "It was hard to pay tuition for one semester. It's nice to be back on scholarship."
Pu‘u-Robinson relinquished a WSU football scholarship and starting job when he returned to Hawaii because of a family situation. A month into the season, the NCAA granted Pu‘u-Robinson a waiver enabling him to play without redshirting. But he suffered a a broken middle finger on his left hand against San Diego State, underwent surgery and did not play the rest of the season.
"It's almost healed," Pu‘u-Robinson said. "I'm not quite cleared yet. I have an appointment in two weeks. Hopefully, I'm cleared then."
Pu‘u-Robinson, who has played defensive end and outside linebacker the past couple of years, is expected to compete at tight end this spring.
"I'm fine with that 100 percent," he said. "That's what I played in high school originally. I'm comfortable with that. I'll do whatever I can do to help the team."
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UH has received faxed copies of letters of intent from:
• Left tackle David Griffin
• Tight end Josh Long
• Wide receiver Vasquez Haynes
• Linebacker Julian Gener
• Linebacker Tevita Lataimua