Warrior Beat: Lineman commits to Warriors

Caden Hilborn / Twitter photo

Caden Hilborn, a two-way lineman from Highland High in Salt Lake City, announced he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors. He will sign next Wednesday, the first day of the spring-semester signing period for football prospects.

The details:

> Hilborn played all the positions on the Rams’ four-man front as well as tackle and tight on offense.

> He is 6 feet 5 and 285 pounds.

> He can run 5.0 seconds over 40 yards, broad jump 8 feet, 9 inches, and squat 485 pounds.

> “Caden’s a great kid, a high-character kid,” Highland coach Brody Benson told the Warrior Beat. “He doesn’t say much. He likes to lead by example.”


  1. iGrokSpock January 30, 2019 1:58 pm

    Hey Stephen, what position is “tight”?

  2. clyde January 30, 2019 2:07 pm

    Yo, Tsai … are they looking at him as an OL candidate, or will he stay on DL? Seems like he’d make a nice OT.

  3. ai-eee-soos January 30, 2019 2:12 pm

    Welcome aboard, Caden Hilborn.

    Prospect for DL, OL, H-Back, Tight End.

    C’mon coaches – figure out ways to get Caden on the field, now.

  4. Naks8 January 30, 2019 3:02 pm

    Way to beef up the line. It would great to see a few more interior guys get signed

  5. barak181 January 30, 2019 3:47 pm

    It’d be nice if he turned out to be the lane clogger we need on the D-Line. Someone to hold the point and blow things up. Mostly, I’m just glad to see that we’re recruiting in the trenches now. That was a bit lacking in the early signing period.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid January 30, 2019 3:49 pm

    Nice! A BIG athletic guy – we can use him for sure!

    Welcome to the Warriors, Caden!

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid January 30, 2019 6:02 pm


  8. cappie the dog January 30, 2019 6:10 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid-

    That is super funny.

    It reminds me of the time the halftime entertainment emcee was building up the UH cheerleading squad’s participation in the national cheerleading tournament to such a fever pitch, we thought they won the whole thing. And then the emcee said that they had finished fifth.

    The guy next to me shouted: “We’re number five!!! We’re number five!!!”

  9. Whitey January 30, 2019 6:25 pm

    Keep up the good work coaches. Hawaii looks good now cause they fozen.

  10. cappie the dog January 30, 2019 7:17 pm

    If Tago or Atwell aren’t hurt, they should be the replacement for the injured Courtney Middap, right?

  11. suckkabooya January 30, 2019 10:40 pm

    I hope Rolo/Batoon can get an aggressive “jump the route” intercepting “ball hawk” CB-FS (high school recruit) since they are recruiting South of the Rockies. Need one guy that will “cause pause” on opposing QB’s progressions, especially with more “motors” on the DL. Hoping,

  12. A-House January 31, 2019 9:36 am


    unsure if UH would pursue Eletise for 1 year to play – wouldn’t it be better to sign a high school player, train up, and have him for 3 or 4 years?

    if all that is said is true of Caden – perhaps we will see another true frosh as the RT as we did with Ilm at LT in 2018? can always move Nuuanu-K back to DT — UH right side needs help to protect against speedy rush end or OLB as we saw in 2018.

  13. A-House January 31, 2019 9:50 am

    just remembered — long time that UH recruited 2 Utah players in the same year.

    old slogans: uum good, uum good, ———— is uum good.

    : hallo every body hallo, hallo is the shampoo that glories your hair,
    so hallo everybody hallo, H-A-L-L-O, I really mean it, H-A-L-L- O

  14. Kahuna January 31, 2019 10:23 am

    Rolo need to make the decision if adding a one and done will improve the team. If Eletise will make this team better, even if only for one year, you pull the trigger and bring him in. Rolo owes it to the team and the seniors to put the best players on the field .

    In basketball and volleyball, there are quite a bit of one and done and those player do provide a boost for that one year and make the NCAA tournament.

    It will be a hard decision on both ends because Eletise will want assurance that he will start and Rolo cannot and should not guarantee a start to him.

  15. Mike C Yoshida January 31, 2019 10:53 am

    Beef up DL needs help
    Got lots of younglings on OL coming back
    Needed help last year at OG
    Thankfully he left 🙂

  16. Mikey January 31, 2019 10:56 am

    Please change my post to

  17. Mikey January 31, 2019 10:58 am

    Where’s rest of commit list next month?

  18. Mikey January 31, 2019 11:04 am

    I recall most transfers returning home from
    PAC12 didn’t workout well

  19. Boolakanaka January 31, 2019 11:21 am

    Just need one, Mark Tuinei…

  20. PapaLovesMambo! January 31, 2019 11:24 am

    Caden, Welcome to the Warrior Ohana!

    Caden could be the best recruit of the class. He got offers from BS U, Utah State and Air Force to name a few. I love this guy already!

    Great job by the football staff to steer this young man to UH. I’m excited to watch him and the other recruits do there thing in the next few years.

    Go Warriors!

  21. Stephen Tsai January 31, 2019 1:40 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=48154

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