Walk-on quarterback Kyle Gallup has decided to leave the Warriors.
“I’m not going to be leaving Hawaii, but I’m going to be stepping away from football,” said Gallup, who was one of four quarterbacks on the spring roster. “I love the program. I love coach Rolo. I love what we’re doing. … In my heart, I feel like I’m being called to enter into a new season of life. I’m a walk-on, too, and for me and my future wife, it’s not necessarily the best situation if I’m working. It’s kind of needing to step up and enter into a new season of life, and me feeling God is calling me into a new season of life.”
Gallup and Haley Beaumont, a member of the UH track and field team, are set to marry this summer.
Gallup said he has no plans to transfer to another school before earning a bachelor’s degree at UH. Without football, Gallup is on schedule to graduate in May 2019.
He also said he was receiving a fair opportunity in spring practice, and the decision was not football-related.
“I felt I was on that way,” Gallup said of being in the rotation. “I feel I’m fully capable of doing that. But I think, even if that had been the situation, the person I am … if I feel I’m called in a certain direction in my faith, I need to do that, or I’m not going to feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing.”
Gallup said he will focus on school, work, his wedding, and helping his churches. He attends Pawaa on University Avenue and Mana in Kapolei.
There are no plans for the Warriors to move another player, such as QB-turned-wideout Karson Greeley, to quarterback this spring. Saint Louis School quarterback Chevan Cordeiro and Kolney Cassel, who has played at Sacramento State and SMU, are set to join the Warriors this summer.
Gallup was a walk-on at Marshall in 2015. He enrolled at UH in 2016, but redshirted in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He missed most of 2017 with an injury and, when he returned, he was set to move to tight end. He moved back to quarterback this spring after the tight end position was eliminated in the switch to a run-and-shoot offense.
“This was going to be the year I was able to play,” Gallup said. “I was getting the reps. I was getting everything I wanted. In my heart, I feel I’m being called to enter a new season of life.”
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Today’s baseball game between UH and UC Davis has been postponed because of heavy rain in Davis, Calif.
The teams are scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday, with both games starting at 10 a.m. Hawaii time.
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains,” coach Mike Trapasso said.
He said the team will spend today in study hall and watching the Masters.
“That’s the schedule for today,” he said. “It sounds exciting, doesn’t it?”