Four wide receivers signed with UH -- Ammon Barker of Alt High in Utah picked the Warriors over UCLA; Marcus Kemp of Layton High in Utah was one of the top recruits in the state; Terrance Polk of Los Medanos JC in California, who ranked second in the state in touchdowns and sixth in receiving yards, and Keith Kirkwood of Neptune High in New Jersey is a two-sport star who received several Division I basketball offers.
With the loss of all-everything cornerback Mike Edwards, the Warriors went out and signed defensive backs Trayvon Henderson of Grant High in Sacramento, Calif. and Barry Higdon of Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Florida. Henderson was a two-way player at Grant who received numerous postseason honors while Higdon picked UH over Cincinnati.
The Warriors' pipeline to American Samoa continued with the signing of linebacker Jamie Tago of Samoana High, rated the fourth-best recruit out of the country.
Linebacker Drake Miller earned all-state honors after recording 105 tackles at Bingham High in Utah while defensive lineman David Manoa of Aragon High, has ties to the island as his father Sam played at Kahuku.
"We need to temper our enthusiasm and reserve judgment on this class until 2-3 years from now," Chow said. "That's when these players should be making an impact on your program. We're especially pleased with the commitment these young men made to want to become Warriors. Last year's and this year's class coupled with the next few classes and we should really have ingredients of a strong program."
2013 Signing Class
|Player Name||Position||Height||Weight||Class||Hometown/Last School||Highlights|
|Ammon Barker||WR||6-4||200||Fr.||Salt Lake City, UT / Alta HS||View|
|Keelan Ewaliko||ATH||5-11||185||Fr.||Wailuku, Maui / Baldwin HS||View|
|Rashaan Falemalu||LB||6-1||210||Fr.||Hau'ula, O'ahu / Kahuku HS||View|
|Trayvon Henderson||DB||6-1||195||Fr.||Sacramento, CA / Grant Union HS||View|
|Barry Higdon||DB||6-3||180||Fr.||Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Chaminade-Madonna Prep||View|
|Tigi Hill||DB||6-2||215||So.||La'ie, O'ahu / Mesa CC||View|
|Marcus Kemp||WR||6-4||185||Fr.||Layton, UT/Layton HS||View|
|Matthew Kolomatangi||OL||6-6||230||Fr.||East Palo Alto, CA / Woodside HS||View|
|David Manoa||DL||6-3||220||Fr.||San Mateo, CA/Aragon HS||View|
|Drake Miller||LB||6-1||215||Fr.||Bingham, UT / Bingham HS||View|
|Terrance Polk||WR||5-11||180||Jr.||Pittsburg, LA / Los Medanos JC||View|
|Ualesi Sale||DL||6-1||245||Fr.||Honolulu, O'ahu / 'Aiea HS||View|
|Diocemy St. Juste||RB||5-9||190||Fr.||Santaluces, FL / Santaluces HS||View|
|Jamie Tago||LB||6-2||210||Fr.||Pago Pago, American Samoa / Samoana HS||View|
|Kennedy Tulimasealii||DL||6-3||285||Fr.||Wai'anae, O'ahu / Wai‘anae HS||View|
|Elijah Tupai||OL||6-4||255||Fr.||Salt Lake City, UT / Cottonwood HS||View|
|John Wa'a||OL||6-4||285||Fr.||Kahuku, O'ahu / Kahuku HS||View|
|Darzil Washington||LB||6-2||240||So.||New Orleans, LA / Eastern Arizona JC||View|
|Aofaga Wily||RB||5-11||210||Fr.||La'ie, O'ahu / Kahuku HS||View|
|Aaron Zwahlen||QB||6-3||185||Fr.||Modesto, CA / Downey HS||View|
|Keith Kirkwood||WR||6-5||200||Fr.||Neptune, NJ / Neptune HS||View|