Hawaiian DE Makes Commitment Known

Hauoli Jamora, according to a number of prospects who were also on their official visits to Washington, made his commitment to UW known during a big recruiting dinner Saturday night in Seattle. What they didn't know at the time was that something was going to happen to the 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end from Kahuku, HI that would test the bounds of that commitment.

Jamora suffered a bout of pneumonia right after leaving his visit to Washington and had just returned home from the hospital on Tuesday, according to Kahuku Head Coach Reggie Torres. "Hopefully he'll be back on his feet in a few days, but he did verbally commit (to Washington)," Torres told Scout.com Tuesday afternoon. "That's what he told me today when I talked to him. I told him that if his heart is set on Washington, you need to let the recruiters know. So he said he had already contacted (Mark) Banker from Oregon State, and (Dave) Aranda from UH, so they are aware.

"Oregon State, they just left (Kahuku) about 10 minutes ago. They had (Mike) Riley and Banker. Riley had come down to visit with Hauoli. He was supposed to go on a trip (to Corvallis) this weekend. They were going to home-visit him, and on the way from the airport they got a call from Hauoli saying that he had verbally committed to Washington."

It's doubtful Jamora will take any more trips, according to Torres. "If he wants to, he can," Torres said. "Oregon State wants to talk to him to see if he wants to go. They really want him to come and see their program, but he told them that he was good as far as visits and stuff that he's content with Washington.

"I think he's going to Washington."

We'll try to get Hauoli's thoughts on why he picked the Huskies in a few days when he's feeling better.

Hauoli Jamora Scout.com profile

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