By Stephen Tsai
Harris "Home Run" Ross, a running back from Pittsburg (Calif.) High told the Warrior Beat he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors.
Ross, who is 5 feet 11 and 198 pounds, rushed for 464 yards and seven touchdowns in a game this past weekend. The performance exceeded his goal of a 300-plus yards and seven touchdowns
Ross has received inquiries from schools, including Washington, the past few days. But he said he remains faithful to the Warriors. He also praised assistant coach Lewis Powell, the point recruiter.
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It was a scene reminiscent of when Dorothy walked into a land of Technicolor when the Rainbow Warriors yesterday entered the renovated football locker room.
What was thought to be a fiscal and bureaucratic impossibility became a reality.
Pastor Joe Onosai, a former UH football player and Dallas Cowboy draft selection, led the blessing ceremony.
Then head coach Norm Chow thanked UH facility administrators Teri Chang and Sis Finau, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple, the engineer, and past players and coaches.
Chow then told the current players: "You've earned this."
Chow reminded the players to keep their lockers clean and organized.
After that, the players were divided into groups. The senior scholarship players were given first choice of lockers. That was followed by the juniors, and so forth.
The selection system rewarded the players who had invested the most in the program. Fifth-year senior George Daily-Lyles sat in his locker, absorbing the moment.
Daily-Lyles, Craig Cofer
The players were told they could wait until today to move their belongings from the rustic locker room they had used since the start of training camp. Few waited.
After the locker was selected, each player received a personal plate with his name and hometown. There will be re-orders because three players want "Honolulu" switched to "Kalihi."
Jim Rodden, a former Warrior, is donating furniture for the shared-space area.
And here's Ryan Nakamura, the project manager who helped lead the renovation:
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A photo tour of the locker room will be made available following a formal news conference in two weeks.