ND Adds 18th Recruit to ’09 Class

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FROM ND’S SPORTS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 6, 2009

NOTRE DAME ADDS ONE MORE TO 2009 FOOTBALL ROSTER

Hawaiis Roby Toma becomes 18th member of 2009 signing class

NOTRE DAME, Ind. Roby Toma became the 18th member of University of NotreDames 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 Teo. Toma, a participant in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game,

is the second wide receiver the Irish signed this year.

Im very pleased we could add Roby to this years signing class, Weis

said. When 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.

As the co-offensive player of the year this past season in Hawaii, its

obvious he knows what to do with the ball in his hands. Im thrilled we

could add another Hawaiian to our roster and am happy to welcome Roby and

his family to the Notre Dame family.

Below is a brief bio on Toma:

Toma (TOE-muh), Roby (pronounced like ORobby), 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 Teo, 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

Superpreps 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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