By Stephen Tsai
Marquis Fairchild, a defensive end/linebacker from Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.), reaffirmed his verbal commitment to the Rainbow Warriors.
On Monday, Fairchild notified the UH coaches he would accept their scholarship. The coaches told him to consult again with his parents to make sure. Fairchild did, and with his mother's blessing, he accepted the offer on Tuesday.
Fairchild, who is 6-4 and 225 pounds, gives the Warriors' a perimeter threat who can play on the edge as an outside linebacker or stand-up end. It also further strengthens the Florida-Hawaii pipeline established by special teams coordinator Chris "Demo" Demarest. Running back Diocemy Saint Juste, cornerbacks Ne'Quan Phillips and Barry Higdon, and safety Marrell Jackson were raised in the Sunshine State.
Fairchild said Higdon was influential in his decision.
Fairchild said he has followed UH football through telecasts the past couple of years.