It was signing day, and in a surprising coast-to-coast twist, one of Hawaii’s top defensive linemen decided to change his commitment.
He thought about it, prayed on it, consulted with family and friends, and then made the decision.
And that’s how Kamehameha’s Jonah Kahahawai-Welch, who had earlier committed to Navy, became a Warrior.
People have different dreams. (Mine mostly involve taking an exam for a class I didn’t attend all semester. Or falling. I do a lot of falling when I’m asleep.)
But I digress.
After signing a scholarship agreement with UH yesterday, Saint Louis receiver Jonah Panoke said: “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. Now it’s locked in. I’m a Warrior now.”
He said he grew up following the Warriors, “going to the games, hoping to change the program around and start a movement of more local boys staying home.”
Some stay, some go. That’s part of college football recruiting.