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Top American Samoa football prospect commits to UH

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 10:46 p.m. HST, May 01, 2014

The University of Hawaii football team has received an oral commitment from one of the top high school players in American Samoa.

Eperone Moananu, a Tafuna High School junior, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a football scholarship from UH, will sign a national letter of intent in February, and join the Rainbow Warriors for the 2015 season.

Moananu is UH's third commitment for the 2015 class, following offensive tackle Jordan Agusiva of Mililani High and linebacker Jonah Moi of Riverside Community College.

Moananu is 6 feet 2 and 290 pounds. Scouting services rate Moananu is the second-best offensive lineman and one of the top-five prospects in American Samoa.

Offensive line coach Chris Naeole is the point recruiter. Naeole was a player at the University of Colorado when he met Okland Salavea, a Buffalo alumnus. Salavea, now Tafuna's head coach, has led his team to consecutive championships.

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BonDancr wrote:
Yay! Let's rally around the team and support these players and staff. Let's make a lot of noise at the stadium!!!
on May 1,2014 | 08:14AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Good to have connections.
on May 1,2014 | 08:19AM
Morimoto wrote:
Samoans and Tongans and maybe other Pacific Islanders are the biggest people in the world, they seem built for football. They're probably twice the size of the average asian person.
on May 1,2014 | 08:39AM
loquaciousone wrote:
They also have a high pain threshold...a very necessary asset to have when playing a high impact sport.
on May 1,2014 | 09:05AM
Pocho wrote:
I went to North Carolina for some work. Let me tell you, there are some big boys over there too.
on May 2,2014 | 03:05PM
fairgame947 wrote:
on May 1,2014 | 01:53PM
amela wrote:
Represent the culture and the people with pride. Warrior Nation!
on May 2,2014 | 09:56AM
oxtail01 wrote:
Good, the new coaching staff in 2015 at least may have something to build on.
on May 2,2014 | 10:25AM
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