Warrior Beat: Hawaii football recruiting, addition, camps

Defensive coordinator Corey Batoon and offensive coordinator Brian Smith are on the road evaluating football prospects. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

It’s final exam week, but the work still continues to for the Warriors. The coaches are on the mainland to evaluate football prospects and meet with their coaches, counselors and teachers. The UH coaches already have visited local high schools, and will make their second — and third — tours during this evaluation period.

Per NCAA rule, the head coach is restricted from making these evaluation visits to schools.

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Congrats to Meredith and Jacob Yoro on the birth of their daughter, Brynn.

“Baby’s healthy, mom’s healthy,” Jacob said of his daughter’s 2:45 a.m. arrival on Children’s Day.

Brynn is a variation of Meredith’s maiden name of Brynteson.

Jacob, who coaches UH’s outside linebackers, will remain in Hawaii this week. Woody Blevins, who was hired as a football intern this spring, received a waiver that would allow him to replace Yoro on evaluation trips this week.

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The Warriors will serve as hosts to football camps June 8 and June 23 on the Manoa campus.

Coach Nick Rolovich said the Warriors also will put on clinics on the Big Island and Kauai. They are working on arrangements for a clinic on Molokai.


  1. Whitey May 6, 2019 9:22 am

    Congrats to the Yoros.

  2. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2019 9:30 am

    It really shows the depth of the staff that a guy like Blevins can step in to help recruiting.

  3. A-House May 6, 2019 11:00 am

    like some others on this blog — getting kinda excited to see continued recruiting for 2020 and beyond, fall practice, and of course the game with Arizona.

    would be very good if they can go 2 -1 for the 1st 3 dames — it would be outstanding if they are 3-0!

  4. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2019 11:31 am

    Washington will be tough because it’s Washington … and in Washington. But, hey, that’s why they play the games. And UH has some well-placed byes.

  5. Manoa Mist May 6, 2019 11:43 am

    Have to agree completely with Mr. Tsai’s comment on the last blog regarding the volleyball. UH had a great team. Great college volleyball team. Had they played that game in Hawaii and not Long Beach, or even at a neutral site, UH may well have won. UH has nothing to be ashamed of and a ton to be proud of. Long Beach was just too good at home, and their best player, the 6-4 dude from the Olympic team, is going to be if not already one of the best in the world. Cheers to Charlie for putting UH at the highest level of competition in the NCAA.

  6. cappie the dog May 6, 2019 6:44 pm

    islandman- Hawaii’s RPI is 98. Get chance or what?

  7. HawaiiMongoose May 7, 2019 2:58 am

    Glad to hear football recruiting is focused and well-organized. We’ve seen the benefits lately with some talented recruiting classes. Meanwhile what’s happening with men’s basketball? The end of the spring signing period is approaching, there are still three available scholarships, and there’s no news out of Manoa except a story on a local walk-on. I don’t recall the basketball program ever being in this position.

  8. islandman May 7, 2019 7:05 am

    6. Don’t know, but last season Long Beach softball which was selected to the 2018 NCAA tournament and was 2nd to Fullerton in the regular season, had an RPI of 22.
    This season, there are 3 teams ahead of UH in the RPI: Fullerton, UCDavis and LBSU.
    Hope they sweep UCDavis this weekend.

  9. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2019 7:31 am

    Big West is a strange, strange league.
    For all the prestige, it seems the UC schools are under-funded athletically.

  10. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2019 9:04 am

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49663

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