Signing day: Dozens of local athletes make commitment
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More than 60 Hawaii high school student-athletes made their commitments binding today during a National Letter of Intent signing day gathering at the Sheraton Waikiki.
Today is the first day student-athletes in various sports, such as football, can sign a National Letter of Intent that binds him to a college. Signing day, especially for football prospects, has taken on such wide-ranging interest that ESPNU and ESPN2 will hold special telecasts. Last year, ESPN came to Hawaii to telecast the signing of Punahou's Manti Te'o, who chose Notre Dame over USC.
Today's event in Waikiki was hosted was by the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance and live-streamed by The Honolulu Advertiser.
ESPNU and ESPN2 also held will be hold live telecasts on Mainland signings
Special guests will include Hawai'i Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona and agent and former NFL player Leo Goeas.
Here are some of the players who were scheduled to sign yesterday (listed by name, school/college choice):
Samson Anguay, Campbell/Hawaii
Andrew Manley, Leilehua/New Mexico State
Kaiwi Crabb, Punahou/Colorado
Taz Stevenson, Mililani/Washington
Micah Hatchie, Waialua/Washington
Graham Rowley, Waialua/BYU
Jeremy Ioane, Punahou/TBA
Wave Ryder, Kamehameha/Navy
Calen Friel, Kailua/Hawaii
David Lefotu, Pearl City/Hawaii
Lawrence Lagafuaina, Aiea/Washington
Ipulasi Eselu, Moanalua/Hawaii
Tahje Canyon, Moanalua/Azusa Pacific
Corey Lau, Kailua/Hawaii
Kaena Moose, Iolani/Saint Francis (PA)
Sani Fuimaono, Punahou/Arizona
Dustin Elisara, Kapolei/Hawaii
Jeremy Higgins,Saint Louis/Utah State
Moses Samia, Saint Louis/Hawaii
Beau Yap, Kamehameha/Hawaii
Shaydon Akuna, Kapolei/TBA
Jordan Honjyo, Punahou/U of Rochester
Asalemo Fruean, Waipahu/Saint Francis (PA)
Zachary Quines, Mililani/Hawaii
Marcus Umu, Saint Louis/Hawaii
Sean Shigematsu, Kauai/Hawaii
Frank Loyd, Moanalua/Hawaii
VJ Fehoko, Farrington/TBA
Tuu Lolohea, Kapolei/Hawaii
Kamu Taulelei, Radford/TBA
List of athletes who were scheduled to attend today's PIAA signing event at Sheraton Waikiki.