Hawaii has wasted little time building on one of their most successful recruiting classes in years. The Warriors snagged their first commitment for the class of 2008 on Wednesday, when Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Chaffey College cornerback Deyon McElroy committed to ace recruiter Jeff Reinebold.
"Hawaii is a great school, and it's going to give me a great opportunity to be a success," McElroy said. "I'm really excited about what it's going to be like to be out there."
McElroy actually could have been part of the class of 2007, and he was at one point committed to Wyoming. But after thinking things through, he decided to wait things out, take some more classes and make sure of his ultimate college decision. He took official visits to both Wyoming and Syracuse this past January. It was shortly after his Jan. 26 visit to Wyoming that he decided to commit to the Cowboys, but something changed his mind between then and signing day.
"It just wasn't for me," McElroy said. "My parents said if I wasn't sure then I should wait things out."
That's when Hawaii got involved. He said he's excited about getting to play again with one of his former high school teammates, Hawaii slotback Ryan Grice-Mullins.
In 10 games last season, he had six interceptions and had 20 pass breakups. He was named to the all-Foothill Conference first team.