Asiata to see familiar faces
HOUSTON » Johan Asiata has a message for his friends in Hawaii.
"Tell everybody eat some Zippy's for me," the UNLV starting right tackle said.
He also says hello to his friends on the UH football team in Houston who are preparing to play against him and the rest of the Rebels on Saturday. They include starting defensive tackles Mike Lafaele and Fale Laeli, who are both glad Asiata survived a rough time as a teen and graduated from the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Kapolei.
Another Warrior, walk-on running back Lorgan Pau, encouraged Asiata to join him at Yuba College in Marysville, Calif., where football neophyte Asiata began to learn the basics -- after playing just three downs of organized ball before quitting the team at McKinley High School.
Asiata is one of seven Rebels who come from Hawaii.
Hawaii ties on both sides of the ballUNLV has seven players on its roster from Hawaii
|Player||Pos.||Home||High School |
|Johan Asiata||OL||Kalihi||Youth Challenge Academy |
|Ramsey Feagai||OL||Honolulu||Radford |
|Jordan Ho-Ching||RB||Aiea||Maryknoll |
|Kamu Kapanui||LS||Honolulu||Kamehameha |
|Bronson Leafa||LB||Honolulu||Radford |
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