By Stephen Tsai
Eperone Moananu of Tafuna High told the Star-Advertiser he has agreed to accept a football scholarship, will sign in February, and join the Rainbow Warriors for the 2015 season.
Moananu is 6-2 and 290 pounds.
He plays tackle for Tafuna, which has won consecutive high school championships under Okland Salave‘a.
UH line coach Chris Naeole, who is the point recruiter, was a Colorado player when he met Salave‘a, a Buffalo alumnus.
Moananu is the third pledge to UH's 2015 class, following offensive tackle Jordan Agusiva of Mililani High and linebacker Jonah Moi of Riverside Community College.
What's more, quarterback Aaron Zwahlen, receiver/running back John Ursua, and offensive lineman Gus Lavaka will join the Warriors next year after returning from church missions.
The 2015 class:
> Jordan Agusiva, OT, Mililani HS
> Dayton Furuta, LB, Mililani HS
> Donald Lambert, WR, Moanalua HS
> Gus Lavaka, OL, Kearnes HS
> Eperone Moananu, OL, Tafuna HS
> Jonah Moi, LB, Riverside CC
> John Ursua, RB/SB, Cedar HS
> Manly Williams, S, Farrington HS
> Aaron Zwahlen, QB, Downey HS