All-State defensive lineman Aaron Faumui of Kapolei High told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser today that he has accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawaii.
Faumui said he received offers from several Power-5 schools, including Virginia and Florida, but chose the Rainbow Warriors because of the “family” atmosphere. Faumui’s uncle is Taase Faumui, a former Farrington High and UH defensive lineman who played in the National Football League.
Faumui plans to sign with the Warriors on Feb. 7, the first day of the NCAA’s spring-semester signing period for football prospects.
Faumui is 6 feet 3 and 285 pounds. He played on both the offensive and defensive lines for Kapolei. Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez said Faumui is projected to play defensive tackle in the 3-technique for the Warriors.
“He plays with a nasty streak and has a good motor,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez said Faumui amassed 14 sacks and 20 tackles for loss during the 2017 season. Faumui is an academic qualifier who will be eligible to play for the Warriors this coming season.
He was named to the Star-Advertiser’s 2017 All-State first team.