Later today the Bruins may be saying mahalo one more time to the Aloha State. UCLA recently offered Honolulu (Hawai'i) Punahou wide receiver Roby Toma (5-10, 160, 4.45). He has turned in an outstanding senior season and he's one of the reasons that Punahou are having an outstanding season standing at 8-1.
If Toma commits to UCLA that will make it three prospects from Hawai'i to pledge to the Bruins.
UCLA isn't the only team that has shown interest in Toma. Army has offered him an appointment to West Point. Navy, New Mexico, Utah and the home state school of Hawai'i are showing interest in him.
On the season, Toma has 55 receptions for 809 yards and has scored 13 touchdowns. He has 1,105 all-purpose yards and is averaging 32 yards per kick return.
The athletic Toma plays both ways for Punahou, but the Bruins are recruiting him as a slot receiver and a specialist.
"I will visit to UCLA for sure," Toma said. "I'm pretty sure, I'll commit to UCLA on Tuesday (October 28th)."
"My good friends Manti Te'o and Dalton Hilliard both visited there and said that UCLA was great," Toma said. "I was also able to speak to Norm Chow and Rick Neuheisel.
"They both sound like good men and people I would want to play for," Toma said. "I'm really excited with the opportunity of in a Norm Chow offense."
The Aloha State has always been known for sending bigs to the D-I level, but in recent years they have also been sending skill guys to the collegiate level as well and Toma is very grateful for that.
"It is great that Hawai'i is finally getting some credit for skill guys."
Word first started to percolate about Toma after at the PIA Combine that saw him run the 40 in 4.45, the shuttle in 4.0 and record a 36 vertical.