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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Kahuku athlete will sign on

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.

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