Manase Time, a highly recommended safety from Golden West College (Huntington Beach, Calif.), has accepted a UH scholarship offer.
Time is 6 feet and 205 pounds.
He will have three years to play three UH seasons.
Time is named after Manase Jesse Sapolu, the Farrington and UH graduate who earned four Super Bowl rings during a 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers. Sapolu and Time’s father have been friends for more than 30 years.
“I’m so happy he’s becoming a Rainbow Warrior,” Sapolu said. “He’s a great, young man. He doesn’t say much but he’s one of the toughest players for his size that I’ve ever coached.”
Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst for 247Sports, remembered Time as under-sized defensive end who amassed 22.5 career sacks for Edison High.
“Coming out of Edison, there are two things,” Biggins said. “They play extremely hard and they’re very, very well coached. (Time’s) technique is advanced (in) using his hands. (He’s) a super smart player, and just a relentless motor.”