An athletic defensive player from Kahuku High School yesterday accepted a scholarship from the University of Hawai'i football team.
Kamalani Alo, who is 6 feet 1 1/2 and 190 pounds, is projected to compete at safety for the Warriors. He is an outside linebacker for Kahuku.
He also is a member of the track team — 100-meter sprint, 110 hurdles, 4x100 relay, shot put and discus — and a sweeper in soccer.
Alo received interest from Utah and Oregon State, but chose UH because "it's home. I want to play in front of family. I really like UH."
Alo said UH linebacker Paipai Falemalu, a 2008 Kahuku High graduate, is his mentor.
"He helped me become an outside linebacker," Alo said.