Defensive lineman declared ineligible

Mel Purcell Jr. will not be able to suit up for the Warriors this year.

 Purcell declared ineligible


By Danny Cup Choy

RSN Writer

Thursday, July 25 2002


Defensive lineman Mel Purcell Jr. has not qualified academically to play for the Warriors this season, and will be forced to sit out the 2002 football season. While Purcell had a 3.6 G.P.A., he did not get a high enough score on the SAT. He will look to retake the SAT and enroll as soon as January.

Purcell, a 6'5, 230-pounder, was one of the best recruits in Hawaii's 2002 class. He chose Hawaii over Oregon and Fresno State. Purcell hails from American Samoa.

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