Linebacker David Pa'aluhi, a Waianae High graduate who was Oregon State's second-leading tackler in 2009, has decided not to join the Warriors. Instead, Pa'aluhi will enlist in the Army with the intent of eventually joining Special Forces.
Pa'aluhi, a new father, requested -- and received -- a release from his Oregon State football scholarship to enlist in the Army. He returned to Hawaii, then had second thoughts, and contacted the UH football coaches.
The Warriors reserved a roster spot for Pa'aluhi, and were awaiting his signature on enrollment forms. But Pa'aluhi's father notified the UH coaches that he decided to enlist.