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February 6, 2009

Hawaii¹s Roby Toma becomes 18th member of 2009 signing class
NOTRE DAME, Ind.  Roby Toma became the 18th member of University of Notre
Dame¹s 2009 signing class Friday when he faxed in his signed letter of
intent, Irish head football coach Charlie Weis announced.

A product of Punahou High School in Honolulu, Toma becomes the second
Hawaiian to sign with Notre Dame this year joining his high school teammate
Manti Te¹o. Toma, a participant in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game,
is the second wide receiver the Irish signed this year.

³I¹m very pleased we could add Roby to this year¹s signing class,² Weis
said. ³When we saw that we would be able to add another player this year, we
targeted Roby because we felt he would be a great complement to Shaq Evans
in this class. Roby is a quick and shifty wide receiver that we expect to
come in here and compete for playing time and will only make our team

³As the co-offensive player of the year this past season in Hawaii, it¹s
obvious he knows what to do with the ball in his hands. I¹m thrilled we
could add another Hawaiian to our roster and am happy to welcome Roby and
his family to the Notre Dame family.²

Below is a brief bio on Toma:

 Toma (TOE-muh), Roby (pronounced like ORobby¹), WR, 5-10, 175, Laie, HI
(Punahou)  Named 2008 Hawaii Co-Offensive Player of the Year by Honolulu
Advertiser S also named first-team all-state by Advertiser S participated in
Hawaii vs. Mainland All-Star Game S selected to play in 2009 Under Armour
All-American All-Star Game S won best hands contest at Under Armour game S
earned all-conference honors as junior and senior S led state as senior with
1,393 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns S also returned kickoffs
and played defensive back in certain situations S finished season with 19
total TDs S along with current Notre Dame signee Manti Te¹o, helped lead
their high school to 12-1 record and first state championship S totaled 211
all-purpose yards in championship game, including seven receptions for 147
yards and a TD as the Buffanblu defeated Leilehua 38-7S named first-team
all-state by Honolulu Star-Bulletin as junior after posting 35 receptions
for 836 receiving yards with 13 TDs S totaled 992 all-purpose yards as
junior S selected first-team all-conference in 2007 and 2008 S ranked
eighth-best player in Hawaii by S named one of top 150 players in
Superprep¹s Far West (California, Hawaii, Nevada) rankings S played for head
coach Kale Ane at Punahou School S born Feb. 23, 1991 S full name is Robert
Joseph Toma S son of Tammy and Kenneth Toma.

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