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Chow learning other side of UH-BYU recruiting war

By Ferd Lewis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 02, 2013

~~<p>Recruiting can get down and dirty, and the legend of Norm Chow doggedly wading deep into a North Shore taro patch and staying there until he could convince a father that his son ought to sign to play football for BYU in the 1980s was a unique illustration of that.</p>
<p>It wasn't enough that the University of Hawaii had to battle the shadow of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make any inroads on football prospects from Kahuku High for better than three decades. They also had to overcome the well-entrenched Chow, who established himself as the foremost recruiter in the area, losing few scraps there while recruiting for the Cougars between 1975 and 1999.</p>
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Recruiting can get down and dirty, and the legend of Norm Chow doggedly wading deep into a North Shore taro patch and staying there until he could convince a father that his son ought to sign to play football for BYU in the 1980s was a unique illustration of that.

It wasn't enough that the University of Hawaii had to battle the shadow of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make any inroads on football prospects from Kahuku High for better than three decades. They also had to overcome the well-entrenched Chow, who established himself as the foremost recruiter in the area, losing few scraps there while recruiting for the Cougars between 1975 and 1999. Login for more...



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