Quarterback Kolney Cassel, who played at Sacramento State the past three seasons, is seeking to join the Warriors as a walk-on.
Because he would be a graduate transfer, Cassel would be eligible to compete this season, if the NCAA grants his request for a sixth season. He was sidelined most of the past three seasons while recovering from a shoulder injury.
But when healthy, Cassel possesses a powerful arm and knowledge of the run-and-shoot offense, a scheme the Warriors will use as a base this season.
“He played for me at SMU, and then he transferred to Sacramento State,” former UH coach June Jones said. “He’s got a good arm, a competitive kid.”
As for Cassel’s run-and-shoot background, Jones said, “he’ll remember a lot of it, I’m sure. He was in it for two years.”
Cassel, who grew up in Yakima, Wash., redshirted at SMU in 2013. In 2014, he played in five games, starting against Texas A&M.
He then transferred to Sacramento State, where he played five games before suffering an injury. The recovery limited him to one game each in 2016 and 2017.
During his college career, Cassel has thrown 152 passes without an interception.
The Warriors have five quarterbacks on their spring roster: Cole McDonald, Larry Tuileta, Jeremy Moussa, Kyle Gallup and Justin Uahinui. Saint Louis School senior Chevan Cordeiro joins in June.