By Rosemary Pollock
BYU Gets 'Jewel of Hawaiian High School Football'
HONOLULU, HAWAII -- Aaron Francisco, first-team all-state defensive
back from Kahuku High in Honolulu, Hawaii made a verbal commitment to
accept a scholarship from Brigham Young University. The 6-foot-4, 190
pound Francisco was considered the jewel of the Hawaiian high school
football recruiting class and is a member of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speaking of BYU Francisco said, "I just
like the whole environment there....the school, the facilities."
Francisco helped lead the Red Raiders to their first state
championship last December. "Aaron is one of those total package
guys. Great in the classroom, great on the field," said Kahuku coach
Siuaki Livai. "His athletic ability is all there and his attitude is
great. He knows his responsibilities and exceeds it."
During recent playoffs Francisco added duties as a part-time wide
receiver from playing safety and returning kicks and punts. He was
liked by coaches as a safety or a receiver and will play safety for
In the final decision it was Hawaii, Washington and Arizona. "It came
down to BYU and Arizona," he said. "It's a relief. Now I can focus on
basketball. That's good, since we're heading into the playoffs pretty
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The senior was told he would play safety for the Cougars