By Stephen Tsai
Call it a "renewal of vows."
Defensive lineman Samiuela Lauaki of Cathedral High in Los Angeles will sign with the Rainbow Warriors.
Lauaki made an oral commitment to UH back in June. But he missed the flight to Honolulu for a recruiting trip earlier this month, then appeared to be ready to sign with Utah State. He ended up not signing with Utah State … nor with anyone else.
Lauaki, who plans to go on a two-year church mission beginning this summer, stayed in touch with UH. Lauaki completed his UH visit this morning. He will sign with the Warriors, an agreement that is more than symbolic. If a returning missionary were to transfer, he would need a release to receive a scholarship.
Lauaki played on the offensive and defensive lines for Cathedral. He projects as a defensive lineman.
He is officially 6 feet 3 and 260 pounds.