NOTRE DAME ADDS ONE MORE TO 2009 FOOTBALL ROSTER 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 better.
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 Rivals.com 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.