Kaimuki senior Trendt Marsom is going country.
Marsom is no country singer, though. The safety/wide receiver verbally committed to Wyoming yesterday, giving the Cowboys their first local recruit in decades.
"I don't think they've had a Hawaii guy since the 1970s," former Kaimuki coach Darren Johnson said, referring to Kahuku alumnus Paul Nunu, an All-WAC linebacker for Wyoming in 1976.
The new coaching staff at Wyoming includes former New Mexico State assistant Mike Fonoga. Two years ago, Fonoga was instrumental in recruiting several local prospects to the Aggies campus.
"I'm not surprised. He has a good track record of the kids," Johnson said.
Marsom was a key defender in the secondary for Kaimuki, which reached the playoffs on its return to the OIA Red Conference. He also had seven receptions for 93 yards in part-time duty at receiver.
Marsom turned down offers from BYU, UNLV and Utah, Johnson said.