The Warrior Beat

Kahuku's Wily chooses UH

February 3rd, 2013

Kahuku running back Aofaga Wily told the Warrior he will accept a football scholarship from the Warriors.

"I'm going to sign with UH on Wednesday," Wily said.

Wily received offers from BYU, Arizona and Washington.

But he said he wanted to play in front of family and friends at UH.

"I like the coaches and the program there," Wily said.

Wily's 4,205 career rushing yards is second most in Hawaii high school football history.

He is a three-time All-State player, and was named the 2012 Offensive Player of the Year.

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Recruiting season ends today, with the dead period activating through Wednesday's signing day.

But according to several people in the know, we now know this:

• Of all Oahu's stops — beaches, clubs, fancy restaurants — the most popular for recruits is Dave & Buster's.

• The hosts with the most are Kamalani Alo, TJ Taimatuia, Taylor Graham and the self-styled Mr. Honolulu — Ne'Quan Phillips. If Hawaii Five-0 needs a new Danno, book 'em.

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I always thought Charlie Wade was a very good motivator. Last night, he proved he's a very good strategist.

His decision to move Johann Timmer to middle in the fifth set was innovative (it put the top four servers in a row) and gutsy. Imagine a football coach changing offenses in overtime. But it worked, and the volleyball Warriors beat the nation's third-best team.

The Warriors had their largest crowd of the season last night. The total paled to what they used to draw. But the crowd was loud, the mood festive and this is a fun team to watch.

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