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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 3:49 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2006

Six players commit to play for Warriors

By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

The University of Hawai'i football team today received verbal commitments from three defensive backs, two linebackers and a wide receiver.

Defensive backs Lucious "Trey" Henderson of Austin, Texas, Myron Newberry of Trinity Valley College in Texas and Spencer Smith of Kell High School in Marietta, Ga., told The Advertiser they will play for the Warriors in the fall.

The linebackers are Peyton Ma'o, 6 feet 2 and 235 pounds, from Sinagua High School in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jacob Patek, 6-0, 205, from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Patek was a 2005 preseason junior college All-American.

Mitch Farney, a 6-feet, 185-pound receiver from Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., also said he would play for UH.

Henderson is 5 feet 10 and 170 pounds and can run the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds. He is a first-team all-district player from McCallum High School in Austin. Newberry is 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds. He is projected to play cornerback. Smith is 6-0, 180.

The players will put their commitments in writing on Feb. 1, the first day recruits may sign binding national letters of intent.