The Warrior Beat

Punahou's Tuileta commits to UH

April 12th, 2013

One of the state's top high school athletes — Punahou's Larry "Tui"  Tuileta — told the Warrior Beat he has made an oral commitment to play for the Warrior football and volleyball teams.

Tuileta, who will be a senior in the fall, said he will sign his letter of intent in February 2014.

Although he will play both sports, his scholarship will be in football.

Tuileta was twice named to the All-State first-team in both sports. This past football season, he threw for 2,588 yards and 28 touchdowns while being intercepted only four times.

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The Warriors practiced for an hour this morning, spending three quarters of the time on special teams, before calling it a day.

UH coach Norm Chow said he wanted an abbreviated workout because the Warriors had an intensive practice yesterday and are scheduled to be in full pads tomorrow.

"We didn't give up any points today," defensive coordinator Thom Kaumeyer mused.

Chris Gant continues to establish himself as the Mike Edwards' successor on kickoff returns. It appears Kawika Borden is the No. 1 long snapper.

Click on the icon for a clip of a special teams drill:


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Happy birthday to DPK.

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