Hawaii football gains trio from national powerhouse

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The College of Hawaii soccer workforce built a huge splash on the recruiting trail more than the weekend, securing commitments from 3 Class of 2023 prospective customers from Bishop Gorman Higher College in Las Vegas.

Defensive lineman Aiden McComber, cornerback Elijah Palmer and linebacker Jamih Otis all took official visits to UH above the weekend and committed to the program’s 2023 signing course.

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All three will be seniors this drop for the Gaels, who are the No. 6 crew in the region, according to MaxPreps’ nationwide preseason Top rated 25.

Alongside with ‘Iolani defensive lineman Ha’aheo Dela Cruz, the Rainbow Warriors racked up four commitments about the weekend.

McComber, Palmer and Otis just about every played for present-day UH inside of linebackers coach Chris Brown, who coached at Gorman for 7 seasons.

McComber and Otis have been the team’s co-defensive MVPs in 2021. McComber broke Haskell Garrett‘s solitary-year Gorman history of 17 sacks with 18 last time, although Otis experienced 102 tackles, 17 tackles for reduction and seven sacks. Palmer, meanwhile, had two interceptions, three move breakups and is an Under Armour All-American.

“It’s a family members here. With the coaches, they all know every other, they’ve performed with each other for years and now they’re instilling that into the application and into the gamers that’s actively playing. It all meshes with each other flawlessly, Palmer explained to KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello. “All the passion, you can hear the enthusiasm in the coaches’ voices when they are chatting about the island and how they want to transform the plan close to and which is one thing that I would adore to be a element of. There was no question in my mind, the ‘Braddahhood’ is anything that is unique that I’m completely ready to be a component of, honestly.”

“I imply, as quickly as I stepped foot off of the plane, it was just the electricity of it,” Otis additional. “I felt like it was just going to be 1 of these matters. This is the place, you know? Just the persons driving it. Even chatting to the coaches and how rapid we clicked, that’s when I realized it was a no-brainer and with the players, how a great deal they are there for each individual other. Coming from just one brotherhood and likely proper to a different so it’s just a wonderful experience.”

Hawaii now has seven high university Class of 2023 commits. The earliest they can formally signal with the program is in December.

“Honestly, it just feels like property. I’m not even from here, I’m from Vegas, but it just feels like somewhere I can see myself in the long run and anything,” McComber reported. “Especially the next four years immediately after significant college, so it just feels fantastic.

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“It’s just a unit. It is just unity. I really feel like you likely could not locate this at a good deal of other spots so becoming listed here, remaining listed here on this formal (stop by), you could truly experience the energy and all the things, so it is terrific.”