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An easy decision for Makaula
Kimo Makaula (© Barry Markowitz, 2008)
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 23, 2008
HONOLULU - Saying it was a 'dream since he was young', Punahou athlete Kimo Makaula realized his biggest hopes Tuesday as he verbally committed to Greg McMackin and the Hawai'i Warriors after he was offered earlier in the day. Doris Sullivan of the PIAA was the first to break the news of Makaula's commitment.
Makaula had just finished a workout at the Hawai'i Speed and Quickness Line Camp at UH's Manoa campus when he got word from the Warriors via email.
Once he knew the offer was there, a commitment became nothing more than a formality. "It was a really easy decision for me," Makaula told Scout.com shortly after making his pledge to stay home and play for the Warriors. "I've always wanted to be a Warrior."
"I came to camp to show Coach Mack (McMackin) what I've got."
Makaula, at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, will play defense for the Warriors, despite starting last year's season at Quarterback for Punahou. He's currently ranked as the No. 65 QB in the country by Scout.com, as well as the No. 47 player overall in the Northwest, regardless of position.
McMackin was obviously pleased with Makaula's decision to stay on the islands. "He was really happy," Makaula said of McMackin's reaction. "He's really glad that I'm coming to Hawai'i."
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