KAHULUI - Baldwin High School's Keelan Ewaliko signed a national letter of intent this morning at The Dunes at Maui Lani clubhouse to play football at the University of Hawaii.
Ewaliko is just the second Maui Interscholastic League athlete to sign an NLI to play football at UH, following Maui High School's Robert Kemfort in 1996.
"Just a little shocked, taken back a little bit," Ewaliko said moments into a press conference for the signing. "It's an honor, a privilege to be able to get offered one of these scholarships. I just want to make my name known, make my family proud, and make everyone on Maui proud."
Ewaliko got a phone call early this morning from UH coach Norm Chow, informing him that he would enroll in the fall. The original plan had been for Ewaliko to grayshirt, delaying his enrollment until next January to save five years to play four.
Ewaliko is the first three-time Maui News MIL Offensive Player of the Year, he became the only player in league history to lead the league in passing, rushing and scoring in the same season his junior year, and is the reigning state 200-meter dash champion.
Read the full story in Thursday's Maui News.