Ah You chooses Hawaii

Star-Bulletin staff

Kahuku defensive lineman Quin Ah You orally committed to Hawaii yesterday.

"Most of all, I wanted to play in front of my family, and the visit was really good," the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Ah You said. "The team is like a family."

Ah You's host was UH safety Leonard Peters, a Kahuku graduate.

The Warriors are also recruiting Ah You's cousin, 5-11, 220-pound linebacker Matt Ah You of Lone Peak, Utah.

"Yeah, I'm going to tell him to come and play for the Warriors," Quin Ah You said.

Ah You is the son of Junior Ah You, who was voted into the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame after a stellar career as a defensive linemen with the Montreal Alouettes.

Quin Ah You is retaking the SAT on Saturday and is confident about getting a high enough score to become a qualifier.

He was a second-team all-state pick and is ranked 11th on the Star-Bulletin's list of Hawaii's top football prospects.

Willing picks BYU: Kamehameha offensive tackle R.J. Willing said yesterday he will accept a scholarship to play for Brigham Young.

"BYU is the most comfortable place for me, especially because of the church aspect," said Willing, who is No. 4 on the Star-Bulletin's prospects list. "I also liked the fact that my auntie lives about 30 seconds away from campus and that there's a lot of Polynesians there. It's a comfort thing."

Willing, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the Cougars' staff wants him to play a year before he goes on a two-year mission.

He will sign his official letter of intent Feb. 5.

"The coaches told me that right now, the O-line is kind of suffering and that they especially don't have tackles," Willing said. "They told me that they want me to come and compete for a job at tackle and that if I work really hard, I might be able to play right away. I know I have to work hard to be able to do that."

Willing said Oregon put in the most effort in recruiting him and that he considered going to play for the Ducks so he could reunite with former teammate Enoka Lucas.

"I played right next to him on the line last year," Willing said. "He was a guard for us and now he's a backup center at Oregon.

"But when it came down to it, BYU was the place for me."

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Willing also drew interest from Hawaii and was offered a scholarship by Oregon, Utah and Washington.

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