8 to participate in UH Pro Day

The Warriors will conduct their pro day on Tuesday, March 19, on the UCLA campus. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

Eight former Warriors will participate in UH’s Pro Day on Tuesday, March 19, at UCLA’s practice facility.

The participants:
> Noah Borden, long snapper
> Kolney Cassel, quarterback
> Kaiwi Chung, fullback
> Mel Davis, running back
> Jahlani Tavai, linebacker
> Dakota Torres, tight end
> John Ursua, receiver
> Penitito Faalologo, defensive lineman

Of note:
> This is the fourth pro day under Nick Rolovich. The previous three were jointly conducted at Azusa Pacific, where former UH linebacker Victor Santa Cruz is the head coach.

> This pro day was arranged following a meeting between Rolovich and UCLA head coach Chip Kelly. The UH and UCLA players are expected to compete together in position drills.

> Faalologo completed his UH career at the end of the 2017 season. Because a knee injury prevented him from competing in last year’s pro day, he is allowed to participate this year.


  1. wafan March 5, 2019 8:03 am

    Go big green! Or black. Or white. Or . . .

  2. iGrokSpock March 5, 2019 9:57 am

    Work hard Warriors! Always get chance.

  3. ai-eee-soos March 5, 2019 9:58 am



  4. NorthShoreFan March 5, 2019 10:15 am

    This is what they up against…
    Some unreal athletes…

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2019 11:12 am

    Geev ‘um Warriors!!! Can do!!!

  6. H-Man March 5, 2019 12:05 pm

    Good luck to all the Warriors…..and Bruins for having Hawaii join them. Nice gesture of the part of Chip Kelly.

  7. A-House March 5, 2019 12:54 pm

    the recent rock slide and closing of Pali Hwy may be a blessing in disguise as daily closing of all traffic allows the contractors to work day and night to install the median barriers and re-paving Pali Hwy

    also, allows the State day and night to stabilize the cliff between the tunnels for Honolulu-bound traffic — the day/night crews may be expensive, but it’s a saving a lot of ‘time’ and moolah over the long haul for all and open both lanes as soon as possible

    future plan is for extending the tunnel 20′ toward Windward direction to protect the highway and traffic in future land slides — i hope planners give consideration to “sloping” the roof to allow all slide materials to slide off the roof and fall into the forest below — big question is how to “prop up’ the right side — no solid ground — just wide open space

  8. A-House March 5, 2019 12:56 pm

    spring practice is but a few weeks away — any report(s) on how well the ‘off-season’ training is going?

    getting bigger, stronger, faster?

  9. suckkabooya March 5, 2019 2:41 pm

    Waiting for Ritner and Kahahawai-Welch to get bigger stronger faster. When they develop, gonna be lots of interceptions for secondary. 2020 is the target for the defense. Go Warriors.!

  10. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2019 3:58 pm

    The Pali was open Kailua-bound on Saturday night. I drove it, looked at the other side and … nothing.
    No work at all.
    I just don’t know how they’re going to fix the potential rock/mud slides. I mean, bids have to go out. Plus, what are they going to do? If I were in charge, I’d push the boulders down, let them fall (roll) where they do, and then do the repairs after that.
    But that thing won’t be fixed for several months. Maybe longer.
    In my opinion.

  11. WarriorMojo March 5, 2019 4:20 pm

    Any info on what Elijah Dale is doing? I thought that guy showed real flashes during his limited opportunities. A slasher type back, but seemed very explosive.

  12. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2019 5:10 pm

    He signed up for pro day, then changed his mind

  13. suckkabooya March 5, 2019 10:40 pm

    Several years ago when my nephew was in elementary school, he and his friends (about 4-7 usually) would ask me to take them to watch UH Basketball because they all loved Isaac Fotu. I took them twice and my brother took them a couple of times. If there were some transcendent player that could attract fans like that would make mediocrity a little more palatable maybe. Someone to build around. But the formula for larger attendance starts with forming a more well rounded team with better balance (athleticism, size, toughness, shooting, IQ, and more contributing locally produced players) than this team now. And at least one transcendent player similar to Fotu.

    Imagine if Ganot can get (JC ready) one athletic medium-big rim runner and one medium sized wing who can score creating his own shot (by shooting over his defender). Combine that with Villa, Carper, Avea, Buggs, a more dependable and ready Stansberry, a sharper shooting Hulland and a more efficient finishing Zigmars Might draw pretty good. Develop Hemsley, Thomas and a “high profile” local (walk-on for now) player. I think they (Ganot and staff) can get it done.Then use a scheduling formula similar to the one Cappie laid out on an earlier post. Large crowds at Home are possible. Attract the kids (from elementary age to UH student section). Adults will follow.

  14. cappie the dog March 5, 2019 11:13 pm

    Isaac Fotu was going to be a transcendent player if he made it to senior night. He caught the ball and put the shot up in one fluid motion. His transfer pained me, greatly.

    He had the hair; he had a persona(the poke bowl thing), and above all else, he had talent that Hawaii fans don’t see everyday.

    Isaac Fleming had a chance to play in the NCAAs. East Carolina, currently, is next-to-last in the American Athletic. Fleming has more talent than Brocke Stepteau, and I don’t want to make Brocke sound like Rudy(because Rudy was a scrub) but the guy obviously loves the game and doesn’t play with a sense of privilege. When Fleming returned for his sophomore year, I remember him tweeting something close to this(not a precise quote): “I have decided to return to Hawaii instead of taking my talents to a major conference team.” When he decided to transfer, I am pretty sure he was aiming higher than East Carolina. What was he thinking? What team, except for a desperate one like the Pirates, would recruit a player who bailed on his teammates three-quarters into the season.

    You make do with what you have. I like the players. I like the coach. I can rest easy that the program won’t go on probation again. Every off-season, I predict which players will leave prematurely. I have an idea about this bunch. I hope it doesn’t come to fruition.

    suckabooya, the women’s team will get it done. They just had to get that first win without MK.

    There is a metal-core band with that player’s first name from Knoxville. It’s spelled the Hawaiian way. One “n”. There is a Wendy’s in Tennessee that doubles as a concert venue. They play there with other metal-core bands. Live music in a fast-food joint, but not the Stan Sheriff Center.

    That’s all I got. Nice to see Logan Pouelsen hit and pitch well. I want to be wrong. It was a convincing sweep. Portland won a stand-alone midweek game at Eugene. Hawaii lost three out of four to a decent team. Now that’s all I got.

    It’s not easy being a Hawaii fan, but it’s the only Division I program we have.

  15. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2019 12:43 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49040

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