JC safety commits to Warriors

Manase Time, a highly recommended safety from Golden West College (Huntington Beach, Calif.), has accepted a UH scholarship offer.

Time is 6 feet and 205 pounds.

He will have three years to play three UH seasons.

Time is named after Manase Jesse Sapolu, the Farrington and UH graduate who earned four Super Bowl rings during a 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers. Sapolu and Time’s father have been friends for more than 30 years.

“I’m so happy he’s becoming a Rainbow Warrior,” Sapolu said. “He’s a great, young man. He doesn’t say much but he’s one of the toughest players for his size that I’ve ever coached.”

Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst for 247Sports, remembered Time as under-sized defensive end who amassed 22.5 career sacks for Edison High.

“Coming out of Edison, there are two things,” Biggins said. “They play extremely hard and they’re very, very well coached. (Time’s) technique is advanced (in) using his hands. (He’s) a super smart player, and just a relentless motor.”


  1. ai-eee-soos February 1, 2018 10:54 am


  2. ai-eee-soos February 1, 2018 10:56 am

    2018 class looking good.

  3. Boolakanaka February 1, 2018 11:02 am

    Hmmmn, is this perhaps the reason our Kahuku guy left?? Nice sign….does he have wheels—what’s his 40?

  4. haka February 1, 2018 11:16 am

    Warrior Time!
    3 to play 3 is nice.
    Go Warriors!

  5. PONO February 1, 2018 11:17 am

    Can’t find much information about him. If it’s true that Lewis is also leaving this fills an immediate gap.

  6. Kifi February 1, 2018 11:19 am

    #3 – Boolakanaka. Think the Pittsburgh Steelers with a ponytail. That’s Manase Time.

  7. Haleakala February 1, 2018 11:23 am

    Great News!

  8. PONO February 1, 2018 11:26 am

    Doesn’t seem like an instant contributor if he played DE in HS. Only has one year of experience playing in the defensive backfield.

  9. DaveLetterMan February 1, 2018 11:31 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    #3-Boola: my thoughts exactly as i was reading ST’s write-up.
    From yesterday’s post, wondering who Maddog was talking about.

  10. Jeezy33 February 1, 2018 11:33 am

    Very good pick up… more talented guys like this will lead to winning seasons.. you get 25 scholarships a year. Of standards for each guy are like the past 2 days, things will look up. Staff can’t settle.

  11. Maddog50 February 1, 2018 11:34 am

    Time played DE RB LB DB in HS. Kid has a motor with speed and quickness to boot. His huddle clips will make your head hurt! GoWarriors!!!! Don’t know how it was shaking out but had offers and interest from PAC 12 schools and upper tier MW teams USU and CSU. We need Passion this young man brings-gonna be a crowd pleaser!!!!

  12. turfwar February 1, 2018 11:35 am

    Hammah will contribute pretty early if he can be as physical as his film shows.

  13. kahuna February 1, 2018 11:40 am

    He could play nickelback or a rover type of player where he could blitz off the edge. This guy looks like he can contribute right away.

    As for starter, you never know. We have a new DC so everyone start from square one and will have a chance to compete for starting spots. My guess is the favorite for safety is going to be Kalen Hickes and maybe Jay Dominique. I like both of them. Both are physical, big and can run.

  14. kahuna February 1, 2018 11:46 am

    Dang!! The highlight showed three pancake blocks while playing running back. I think after Rolo sees him block like that, they may want to put him in the backfield in the Run and Shoot.

    Very talented guy to say the least.

  15. Stephen Tsai February 1, 2018 11:50 am

    Jeezy can explain what UH likes about him.

  16. Idunnonuthing February 1, 2018 11:55 am

    LOL good one Mr. Tsai!

  17. PONO February 1, 2018 12:51 pm

    Haha OK I’ll wait for the Jizz analysis.

  18. A-House February 1, 2018 12:59 pm

    Kifi #6:

    after watching his highlight clip — understand your comment about Steelers with a pony tail

    dang, he has a very high motor — strong, quick feet, good instincts to the ball carrier, confirms his 4.52 speed — talk about stopping the ball carrier!

    great job coaches!!!! — 2018 recruiting class may rate very high against others in since 2011.

  19. roygbivs February 1, 2018 1:11 pm

    One of the things that I love about college athletics is there is always someone else who WANTS to be here. And that someone else could be better than the player that doesn’t. Diamonds in the rough….. Players HAVE to buy-in, feel like they belong and WANT to be HERE

    College is LIFE.

  20. seewhy February 1, 2018 1:14 pm

    Golden West College? Isn’t that where Kody Afusia is coaching now?

  21. tom-warriornation February 1, 2018 2:58 pm

    Welcome Manase!

    Just got this email from Rolo:

    Received your email from my mom. Can’t tell you how thankful we are for what you have done throughout the years. I would like to pledge $500 to the account. Please put a $50 in the name of all the assistant coaches, I will let them know. Appreciate it.

    Best Wishes and Aloha,
    Nick Rolovich
    Head Football Coach
    University of Hawaii

    Can you help me reach my goal by making a $25 donation to the UH Foundation Fund I created for UH Football recruiting–see below link.
    If 2000 fans do this, we will raise $50,000. So far, I got 568 donors ($14,200), so only 1432 more donors to go–each donor spot represents $25.

    After donating, text me your name to 415-324-0585 or email your receipt to: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com so I can add it below (if you don’t mind):

    1. Tom Kitaguchi, CA
    2. Joel Gushikuma, VA
    3. Michelle Houlihan (mom of Ben Scruton #36), Australia
    4. Timothy Ho, CA
    5. Jeffrey Domdoma, HI
    6. Toni & Chris Martines, HI
    7. D. Ng
    8. Tom Mui, HI
    9. Glenn Okada, HI
    10. J Sakai
    11. W Stallworth
    12. Daniel Ng, CA
    13. Dean Shimabukuro, CA
    14. Dave Mutter, IL
    15. Aaron Avilla, HI
    16. Tammy Hadden (mom of former K Tyler Hadden), CA
    17. E Hananoki
    18. Scott Isara, CA
    19. C Kobashigawa
    20. J Nanya, CA
    21. Daniel Ng
    22. Glenn Okada, HI
    23. Mike Perry (brother of Fred Ulu-Perry’s grandpa), NV
    24. D Rutt
    25. E Scott, ID
    26. Keith Sherman, PA
    27. E Stallworth
    28. H Takahashi
    29. E Stalwart
    30. Rick Santana, HI
    31. Glen Iwamoto
    32. Graham McConnell, NY
    33. C Kuniyuki, HI
    34. Gerald Ushijima, HI
    35. Barbara Heiking, HI
    36. Curtis Sano, VA
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    38. Al Kimura, HI
    39. Dave Mutter
    40. Andrew Uffman, CA
    41. Wayne Miyasato
    42. Garret Okamoto, CA
    43. Neal Morisato, HI
    44. Stevie Kiyosaki, HI
    45. Carey Adachi, CA
    46. Brian Koji, CA
    47-50. Harold Imai $100
    51. Jeff Duva, first QB for Dick Tomey 1977-78, CA
    52. David Kam
    53. J Aniya
    54-57. William & Ramona Stutzmann $100
    58. Greg Cummins, first punter for Dick Tomey 1977-78, CA
    59. Wayne Coito, HI
    60-64. Tom Kitaguchi $125
    65-66. Timothy Ho $50, CA
    67-70. Daniel Ng $100
    71-74. Dave Mutter $100, former OL in 1970’s & biggest supporter of former players
    75-76. Rick Santana $50
    77-80. Gil Horita, HI
    81-96. anonymous
    97-98. Chad Sanborn $50, HI
    99-102. Tom Kitaguchi $100
    103-104. Herb Ho $50, HI
    105. Gary Tokumori, CA
    106-107. Leburta Kanno $50, HI
    108-109. Milton Gibo $50, CA
    110. Tyler Siu
    111. Ipu Man
    112. Lesley Torres, HI
    113-114. Ross Shiraki $50, UHM ’80, CA
    115-119. Tom Kitaguchi $125
    120-121. Scott Simon
    122. Roger Simon
    123. Jarin Simon
    124-127. Gerald Ushijima $100
    128. Eric Saruwatari
    129. John Amaki, CA
    130-134. Glen Morisato $100, CA
    135-136. anonymous
    137. Lee & Tricia Afusia, parents of Kody Afusia (former OL), CA
    138. Gregg Isara, CA
    139. Grant Tanimoto, HI
    140. Roger Ikeda, CA
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    142-151. Rick Nakashima $250, HI
    152-191. $1000 from Water Controls Inc. of Maui, who challenges other companies to do the same!
    192. Desmond Ogata, HI
    193. Carol E. Ogata, HI
    194. Gwen Martin, HI
    195-204. Pat Rogers $250
    205-208. Rich Yamane $100
    209-210. Rick Ikemoto $50
    211. Garret Yamanaka, HI
    212-237. Tom Kitaguchi $650
    237-240. Ed Tamura $100, HI
    241. W Figueira, HI
    242. Shilene Matautia (mom of our star LB Solomon #27), HI
    243-244. C. Y., WA
    245. Ed McIntosh, HI
    246. Bob Medeiros
    247-250. Tom Kitaguchi
    251. Kelly Toguchi, HI
    252-254. Joey Gushikuma $100, VA
    255. Fuchsia Yamashiro (UNLV tailgate head) $25 ongoing monthly, NV
    256-275. Carey Adachi $500, CA
    276-279. Mike Higa $100
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    282. Ken Araki, CA
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    285. Stephen Miller, AZ
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    297. Eddie Kim, CA
    298-302. Lori Rolovich (yes, Rolo’s mom), CA
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    305-525. Previous Warrior Nation Fund donors
    526-527. Dave & Linda Olney, CA
    528. Mirio Whitley, HI
    529-532. anonymous, CA
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    534. Wanda Kitaguchi, HI (ongoing monthly donation)
    535. The Punchbowl Kid
    536. James Watari, HI
    537. Daryl Williams, CA (former UH LB)
    538. Randy Tobita, Lahaina, HI
    539. Wayne Coito, HI
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    563-564. Mayur Chaudhari, UH football asst. coach
    565-566. Abe Eliminian, UH football asst. coach
    567-568. Jacob Yoro, UH football asst. coach

    Mahalo, and pls share this with all of your fellow fans.

    Tom Kitaguchi, founder of Hawaii Football Warrior Nation Facebook group (over 3050 members)


  22. Da Punchbowl Kid February 1, 2018 3:34 pm

    Excellent! Loving these recruits – easy to see Manase contributing right away!
    This is shaping up to be another great year of recruiting.


    (Call me Notbot!)

  23. Succkbooya February 1, 2018 4:00 pm

    Nate Jackson

  24. Kahuna February 1, 2018 5:29 pm

    Justin Aufaga and Menses Time seems to be clones. Both same size. Both very athletic. Both play both sides of the ball in HS. If these two live up to their hype, they will be hard to keep off the field. May need to devise scheme to put both on the field at the same time.

  25. Kahuna February 1, 2018 5:32 pm

    OOOPS!….my apology to Mr.Aufaga. It’s Justice and not Justin

  26. seewhy February 1, 2018 5:40 pm

    Not football related, but has anyone noticed that the local news stations (KHNL, KGMB, KITV) sports coverage have been non-existent. Some nights they have no coverage at all. Not even national sports.

  27. DaveLetterMan February 1, 2018 6:11 pm

    #26: KFVE, KGMB & KHNL said that people can get scores online. They will only have a sport related feature once in awhile. Guess KITV & KHON also pared down their sports segments.

  28. seewhy February 1, 2018 6:26 pm

    RE: #27

    Mahalo! I had a feeling that would their kind of response.

  29. Inyoface February 1, 2018 8:36 pm

    Might need to bring back the dance studio during fall practice. Having everyone together will help them gel more on the football field.

  30. Kahuna February 1, 2018 9:23 pm

    Nah….they need to do away with the dance studio set up forever. Too much hassle to set up. Not very sanitary condtion. Probably tons of players snore…thus many unable to get a good night sleep . Not enough space to comfortably accommodate the team. One person getting sick and coughing could infect the entire place. Very hot and humid during the summer.

    Just not something you want to promote. Rolo and the coaches can find other team bonding activities to promote chemistry. We already have subpar facilities….why would you want to put players in even more caveman-like conditions.

    I hope we never go back to that set up. The studio was a mess as player wake up to get teady for practice and just left their cots undone and towels/blankets lying all over. Looked like a pigsty. That much people living in such close quarters in such unsanitary/non air conditioned room is asking for trouble.

    Much better set up camp at a military base. They force you to keep the place tidy and neat and they also have humane living conditions.

  31. amela February 1, 2018 10:34 pm

    HTA should put the boys up in a nice hotel for a week that would help recruiting for the next year. HTA’s donation.

  32. A-House February 2, 2018 7:18 am


    did I miss seeing your name on Tom Kitaguchi’s list?

  33. Akamai Okole February 2, 2018 7:21 am

    Great Morning All!

    What Time is it?

  34. A-House February 2, 2018 7:21 am

    Tom K:

    received a notice/receipt from UH Foundation of our donation to the Hawaii Football Warrior Nation

    # is: 0001455740

  35. Akamai Okole February 2, 2018 7:24 am

    …didn’t realize the donation thing was a competition.


  36. A-House February 2, 2018 7:40 am

    absolutely, no “competition”!

  37. A-House February 2, 2018 7:41 am

    passing wind:

    always wait until someone else is in the vicinity to blame

  38. burro sabio February 2, 2018 8:01 am

    #37 – or blame the dog

    I’m not a robot

  39. A-House February 2, 2018 8:57 am


    that reminds me — we had a lot of dogs growing up, but do not recall smelling their “fart” — wonder what it smells like?

    saw them making #2 and had to clean up

  40. Brian February 2, 2018 9:02 am

    Not impressed with this JC kid. Didn’t play DB in high school and last year he redshirted. UH is just desperate for players. He’s gonna get smoked playing safety in the mountain west.

  41. Kifi February 2, 2018 9:45 am

    #40 – I realize that you have your opinion. However the coaches probably relied on the opinion of a man who has four Super Bowl rings. After playing 13 years in the NFL, his opinion might be almost as valid as yours. Can’t blame the coaches for believing in Sapolu’s opinion, even though the young man is his namesake.

  42. A-House February 2, 2018 9:48 am

    Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not. They are called “Emma Taters”.

  43. islandman February 2, 2018 9:49 am

    Somebody pointed out that Yoro has on his twitter that he is OLB coach now.

  44. Maddog50 February 2, 2018 9:50 am

    When all said and done betting Warriors finish in upper half of MW in recruiting and probably in the 80’s nationally. Not good enough yet but not even close to desperate. Last years class was pretty good compared to years past-this year will be better yet. Not sure of the accuracy of this but according to 247 Time had PAC 12 offers and MW offers-getting smoked or smokin sumthin! GoWarriors!!!!

  45. A-House February 2, 2018 10:32 am

    there is a solemnness in the air and I thought of Florida Ted whom we met at a Golden Corral in Orlando, Florida when UH played Florida.

    he drove nearly 2 hours from his home and met with the A-House family, BigHiloFan and his family, Mark Takai, Chawn_cut, and ??? — seems like I left a name or two out

    we had a grand time just getting to know him personally, talking Warrior football, and discussing his book which was to be published soon, but never did because of his passing.

  46. boolakanaka February 2, 2018 10:47 am

    Kifi, drop da mike……nice!

  47. suckkabooya February 2, 2018 10:59 am

    Good, good pick up. We are lucky to get a hitter like this. Last years defense was so lacking in exciting, big time hitting. To me the hardest hits (tackles) were from Zeno last season. His size to impact ratio reminds me of Niko Vitale and Nate Jackson. Maybe he wont be good in deep coverage (for now) but he will be a versatile piece that will compliment Mautautia and Tavai. I wouldn’t want to get hit from him (at any position not only as a returner because he seems to “assplant” people randomly) on special teams coverage. Hope is injury is fully healed.

  48. UH Fan for Life February 2, 2018 11:11 am

    Re: #26 – KITV’s 10pm News is a 60 minute broadcast so the sports report with Brandi Higa comes on around 10:40pm. They do a good job of covering UH, high school, local and national sports including locals in the pros.

  49. Stephen Tsai February 2, 2018 11:53 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45362

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