Another UH recruit ruled ineligible

Bad news for the Warriors, as former Kaimuki standout Darrell Tautofi will not suit up for Hawaii this season.

Another day, another lost UH recruit

By Danny Cup Choy

RSN Writer

Friday, August 2 2002

Defensive tackle Darrell Tautofi, a star athlete for Dixie State College and a former Kaimuki standout, has been ruled ineligible to play for the Warriors this fall. Tautofi did not earn enough credits to transfer to UH, and will enroll in a four-year college that has yet to be named. He plans to transfer to UH and will have two years of eligibility to play two seasons with the Warriors.

Other news that has yet to be confirmed, but is on the minds of all Warrior coaches and fans, is the status of A.J. Martinez. The all-everything athlete from California powerhouse Edison High School is current having some trouble gaining eligibility as well. While his status is being reviewed, he will be unable to practice with the team. Martinez is one of the Warriors prize recruits, as he was a standout for the Chargers at cornerback, receiver, running back, and kick returner. If declared eligible, Martinez will compete for playing time at cornerback.

Wide receiver Frank Rivers is uncertain about his future as a Warrior. Depending on whom you believe, Rivers is either transferring to an east coast school, staying with Hawaii, or retiring from football. Rivers, a 6-5 speedster who stared for St. Louis, was not invited to training camp.


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