Eight days ahead of the early-signing period, the Warriors filled a need at defensive end and secured a commitment from a player who can help at several positions.
Derek Thomas of Cerritos College and Jonah La‘ulu of Centennial High told the Star-Advertiser they will sign letters of intent next week Wednesday, the first day of the new early-signing period.
Thomas, who is 6-2 and 222 pounds, will enroll at UH in January, participate in the offseason strength/conditioning program and spring training, and have four years to play three UH seasons. He is a 2017 graduate of Huntington High, where he had 15 sacks and eight rushing TDs as a senior. The Warriors’ staring defensive ends, Meffy Koloamatangi and David Manoa, have completed their UH eligibility.
La‘ulu, who is 6-4 and 245 pounds, played on offense and every position on the defensive line.
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