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D-lineman transfers from Navy to UH

By Stephen Tsai on February 13, 2019

Alema Kapoi, a former All-State defensive lineman, is joining the Warriors. Here’s the skinny: > Kapoi is 6 feet, 275 pounds, and capable of playing nose tackle, 3-technique and defensive end. The Warriors have all those positions in their 4-2-5 defense. > Kapoi is a 2016 Kamehameha-Kapalama graduate. As a senior, he was named to your favorite newspaper’s All-State first team as a defensive lineman. He also won the state title in the shot put. > He was at Navy’s […]

Eletise’s signing, Purchase’s shooting, Thomas’ status

By Stephen Tsai on February 10, 2019

It was a significant announcement when offensive lineman Michael Eletise announced he was transferring from Arizona to UH. Here’s what it means: > Roll the credits: As a Kaiser High senior, Eletise was a consensus 4-star prospect. He was named as ESPN’s ninth-best offensive tackle. He was named to the Star-Advertiser’s All-State first team. He received more than 30 offers, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC … well, you get the picture. > Line dance: He is 6-3, 315 […]

Former All-State lineman to join Warriors

By Stephen Tsai on February 9, 2019

Michael Eletise, a former All-State offensive lineman and 4-star prospect from Kaiser High, is transferring from Arizona to the UH football team. “I’m very excited,” said Eletise, who based his decisions partly on having “some family stuff to take care of. And my grandparents are getting older. It’s easier for them to see me play if I’m in Hawaii. I talked to my parents, and they were OK with it.” Eletise, who played in all 12 games for the Wildcats […]

Warriors add 8 football players

By Stephen Tsai on February 6, 2019

The Warriors received signed commitments today from: > Boone Abbott, quarterback, 6-2, 175, American Fork (Utah) High > Tavion Allen, free safety, 6-0, 170, Scottsdale (Ariz.) College > Mekel Ealy, wideout, 6-3, 180, Freedom High (Oakley, Calif.) > Caden Hilborn, lineman, 6-5, 285, Highland High (Salt Lake City, Utah) > Gabriel Iniguez, defensive lineman, 6-2, 265, Pittsburgh (Calif.) High > Travon Killins, cornerback, 6-0, 175, Spruce Creek High (Port Orange, Fla.) > Djuan Matthews, defensive lineman, 5-11, 280, Blinn College […]

Tavai invited to Combine; Warriors add DL, DB

By Stephen Tsai on February 5, 2019

Former UH linebacker Jahlani Tavai said he has been invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in March. Top officials — general managers, personnel directors, coaches — will be evaluating the participants in the invitation-only event in Indianapolis. Tavai, whose senior season was shortened because of a shoulder injury, is now physically fit. He has been training in San Diego. Tavai played several spots during his UH career, but he is projected as a next-level linebacker. * * * * […]

Warriors set 2019 schedule

By Stephen Tsai on February 4, 2019

Here’s the 2019 UH football schedule: Here’s a brief breakdown of it in the StarAdvertiser.com breaking news.

Jaylen Jasper reflects on island time

By Brian McInnis on February 3, 2019

Even minutes after Stanford fell in straight sets to Hawaii for the second time in three nights, Cardinal opposite Jaylen Jasper was filled with appreciation, not disappointment. His perspective? It was a pretty cool trip for someone with his family history. Jasper is the son of two former Hawaii athletes, but had never visited the islands until arriving for this weekend’s games with his Cardinal teammates. He was born in California and calls Annapolis, Md., home. “It’s a beautiful state,” […]

Warrior Beat: Lineman commits to Warriors

By Stephen Tsai on January 30, 2019

Caden Hilborn, a two-way lineman from Highland High in Salt Lake City, announced he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors. He will sign next Wednesday, the first day of the spring-semester signing period for football prospects. The details: > Hilborn played all the positions on the Rams’ four-man front as well as tackle and tight on offense. > He is 6 feet 5 and 285 pounds. > He can run 5.0 seconds over 40 yards, broad jump 8 […]