Former UH football player Dakota Torres has reached an agreement to play for the Lixil Deers of Japan’s X-League.
“I’m stoked and can’t wait to play and be immersed in a culture I am unfamiliar with,” Torres wrote in a text to the Warrior Beat. It will be exciting, and I can’t wait.”
Torres said he will depart Honolulu on June 6.
He said he has been told he will play tight end, slotback and wideout.
Torres is a 2014 Punahou School graduate who signed with UH as a tight end in February of that year. After redshirting, he was used as a tight end, fullback, H-back, linebacker and slotback for the Warriors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in December.