One of the state’s top defensive backs — Tiger Peterson of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama — told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors.
Peterson, who will be a senior this fall, said he plans to graduate in December and enroll at UH in January 2019. The timetable would enable Peterson to participate in the Rainbow Warriors’ offseason conditioning program and spring training.
“There were a lot of factors going into choosing Hawaii,” Peterson said. “The main thing was playing in front of my family. They’ve always been there for me. I didn’t want it to stop. I wanted to continue playing in front of them.”
Peterson’s father, Ronald Peterson, was a standout safety at Waianae High who was named to the all-state first team in 1989 and 1990.
Peterson said he is 6 feet 1 and 195 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds at the Nike Combine in Texas. At UH, Peterson projects to compete at rover, a hybrid safety/linebacker position.
“Hopefully, I get to rush and drop back in coverage,” Peterson said. “That would be sweet.”