While Chevan Cordeiro remains as the presumptive No. 1 passer, the Rainbow Warriors have added depth — and competition — to the quarterbacks’ room.
Armani Edden, a multi-skilled passer from College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, Calif.) is set to join the Warriors this summer. His pledge — on Twitter and then to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser — comes a month after Jake Farrell made a commitment to the Warriors. Farrell played high-school ball at Notre Dame Prep in Arizona, then spent the past season at East Coast Prep, a post-graduate school in Great Barrington, Mass.
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— ARMANI EDDEN⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ACE_DEUCE07) April 18, 2020
That brings the number of QBS to six, and helps balance out the classes.
Senior — Kamali‘i Akina
Fourth-year juniors — Justin Uahinui, Armani Edden
Third-year sophomore — Chevan Cordeiro
Second-year freshmen — Boone Abbott, Zach Daniel
True freshman: Jake Farrell
Here’s the skinny on Edden:
> He’s 6 feet, 180 pounds, and capable of sprinting 40 yards in 4.58 seconds.
> COC uses the run-and-shoot as a base offense, with three-, four- and five-receiver sets, with single, dual and no backs.
> In 12 games last season, his first with COC, Edden threw for 3,044 yards (on 63.7% accuracy) and 27 touchdowns. He also rushed for 227 yards and six TDs.
> He will be reunited with COC teammate, Alonzell “Zelly” Henderson, a JC All-America receiver who previously committed to UH.
> Edden is from Florida, where he was a two-sport standout at Palm Beach Central High. He was the combo guard on a team whose center was John Collins, now a power forward with the Atlanta Hawks.