Offensive lineman Te Rauparaha “Ra” Elkington will join the Warriors for the 2017 season.
Elkington, a 2017 Kahuku High graduate, is 6 feet 5 and 315 pounds.
He was an offensive lineman for the Red Raiders’ football team and a member of the state-champion basketball team.
“I wanted to stay home and play in front of all my family and friends,” Elkington said. “Ever since I was young, that was one of my dreams.”
He is named after his ancestor, Te Rauparaha, an 18th Century Maori leader.
Elkington will report on Aug. 21, the first day of UH’s fall semester.