Hawaii football: Speed rules as Rainbow Warriors add 7 players on spring signing day

New coach Todd Graham, seen here being introduced at halftime of the UH basketball game against UC Davis on Jan. 25, announced his first seven signings on Wednesday. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Todd Graham was feeling the need for speed.

His first signing day haul as Hawaii football head coach was a seven-player crop that featured an abundance of afterburners — three wide receivers, three defensive backs and one offensive lineman.

The lineman? That would be Mililani High’s Sergio Muasau, the younger brother of UH sophomore-to-be linebacker Darius Muasau. He was the lone local product of the day.

The others are three California players (WR Zion Bowens, DB Jalen Perdue and DB Logan Taylor), two from Texas (WR Quin Bright, WR Riley Wilson) and one from Florida (DB Cameron Lockridge). Four will arrive from junior colleges (Bowens, Lockridge, Perdue, Taylor) and two from high school (Bright, Wilson).

Speed was touted as an asset for Bright, a former Texas Tech commit, in particular.

Bowens, a fellow Long Beach native and friend of UH basketball’s Drew Buggs, got an endorsement from the point guard just before signing day.

Graham thanked his holdover staff in a statement provided by UH.

“First of all, our staff of Abe (Elimimian), Jacob (Yoro), and recruiting coordinator Josh (Omura) did an unbelievable job with the transition and bridging everything together. We had immediate needs, and we felt like we met those needs. We also wanted to make sure we signed quality and not quantity. On top of it all, I’m extremely excited about who we signed locally both today and our class as a whole.”

The addition of the seven raised UH’s 2020 signing class to 17 players total including the 10 signed back in December under former coach Nick Rolovich.

“We’re a lot better off than I thought we would be,” said Graham. “We went out and added some guys in the last few weeks I knew very well, and our staff knew well. When you take a job with two weeks left in recruiting, it’s a big challenge. But we went into those living rooms and projected who we are as people, showing them we’re genuine and honest. We did it the right way, and I feel pretty fortunate about what we accomplished.”

Name; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Cl.; Hometown / Previous School
Zion Bowens; WR; 6-1; 200; Jr; Long Beach, Calif. / Long Beach (Calif.) City College
Quinshone “Quin” Bright; WR; 5-9; 170; Fr; Cedar Hill, Texas / Cedar Hill HS
Cameron Lockridge; DB; 6-0; 175; So; Tampa, Fla. / Reedley (Calif.) College
Sergio Muasau; OL; 6-0; 315; Fr; ‘Ewa Beach, Oahu / Mililani HS
Jalen Perdue; DB; 5-10; 170; Jr; Lancaster, Calif. / Antelope Valley (Calif.) College
Logan Taylor; DB; 6-1; 200; Jr; Harbor City, Calif. / El Camino (Calif.) College
Riley Wilson; WR; 6-1; 180; Fr; Prosper, Texas / Prestonwood Christian Academy


COMMENTS

  1. A-House February 6, 2020 6:49 am

    yes, yes!!! welcome u’all to our Ohana!

    be da bess u can B — see U on da feeld [ ha, lov dah pidgen!!! ]


  2. H-Man February 7, 2020 11:23 am

    If these guys are as good as being touted, then it’s impressive. Just wonder what Graham can do with a full season behind him. Maybe we’re looking at a major step up.


  3. Whitey February 7, 2020 11:52 am

    Well done Col. Might try scouting a new place in rhe north country.


  4. haka February 15, 2020 4:15 pm

    Congrats to the signees!!! Nothing to see here…move along folks…


  5. H-Man February 17, 2020 2:05 pm

    I thought Melquise Stovall was dismissed from the team, but I notice he is listed on the updated roster. This is good news.


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