Yap bound for Baylor
Beau Yap, The Advertiser's All-State co-Defensive Player of the Year, has verbally committed to play football at Baylor in Waco, Texas.
Beau's father, Boyd, said, "It is true. He verbally committed to Baylor. That's all I can say right now."
Yap, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound defensive lineman, helped Kamehameha win a state football title this past season.
The other All-State co-Defensive Player of the Year, Hauoli Jamora of Kahuku, earlier made a verbal commitment to Washington.
Three of the Baylor coaches are former University of Hawai'i players — Brian Norwood, Dino Barbers and Kim McCloud.
Yap had two sacks among his five tackles in Kamehameha's 34-21 victory over Kahuku in the First Hawaiian Bank/Hawai'i High School Athletic Association Division I Championship game.
Yap was credited for elevating the play of his teammates this season.
"He allowed the other guys to become better on defense because he was attracting so much help," Mililani coach Darnell Arceneaux said. "I liked his motor. He ran down a lot of plays."