Hawaii defensive tackle Albert Ma'afala, who is from Kamehameha High School in Honolulu decided to pass up two offers from mainland colleges to play for the University of Hawaii.
"I committed to Hawaii yesterday," Ma'afala said. "It was just the fact that they were the only one to offer me that I was interested in and that I can get early playing time, as they are short on D tackles."
"They lost their two starters and they like to rotate them."
The 6-foot-3, 245 pound defensive lineman had made mainland official visits to Oregon on Nov. 30 and Washington on Dec. 7.
Oregon: "They said that my shoulders were not stable."
Washington: "They wanted me to walk-on and I was not going to pass up a free education."
He had offers from Washington State, Utah and Hawaii, but his favorites were Oregon and Washington. However, they did not offer him.
Colorado in the Big 12 Conference showed interest in him at one time.