Manu Rasmussen, a defensive back from Riverside (Calif.) City College, has accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawaii.
Rasmussen told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he will sign a letter of intent today, the first day mid-year transfers may put their commitments in writing. He will enroll at UH-Manoa in January.
“It was the whole atmosphere there,” Rasmussen said of his decision. “I have a lot of family there. Coach (Nick) Rolovich has done a really good job with the program.”
Rasmussen was born in Hawaii, but moved to Tigard, Ore., when he was 5. He attended the University of Montana for two years, playing in 12 games as a second-year freshman in 2015. He transferred to RCC the past spring.
Manu Rasmussen and UH nose tackle Kory Rasmussen are first cousins. Manu Rasmussen has an “808” tattoo on his arm.
He visited South Alabama the past weekend, but he was set on signing with Hawaii. “I made the right move,” he said.
Defensive end Jamie Tago, who was at UH for two years before transferring to Garden City College, also signed a letter of intent today. Tago will rejoin the Warriors in January.
Three grayshirts also will join in January. They are defensive back Eugene Ford, wideout Marcus Armstrong-Brown and defensive tackle Kalepo Naotala.
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