Warriors add 8 football players

Lincoln Victor, who scored a touchdown in last month's Polynesian Bowl, was among the prospects to sign with UH today. / Photo by Steve Erler, Special to the Star-Advertiser

The Warriors received signed commitments today from:

> Boone Abbott, quarterback, 6-2, 175, American Fork (Utah) High

> Tavion Allen, free safety, 6-0, 170, Scottsdale (Ariz.) College

> Mekel Ealy, wideout, 6-3, 180, Freedom High (Oakley, Calif.)

> Caden Hilborn, lineman, 6-5, 285, Highland High (Salt Lake City, Utah)

> Gabriel Iniguez, defensive lineman, 6-2, 265, Pittsburgh (Calif.) High

> Travon Killins, cornerback, 6-0, 175, Spruce Creek High (Port Orange, Fla.)

> Djuan Matthews, defensive lineman, 5-11, 280, Blinn College (Brenham, Texas)

> Lincoln Victor, slotback, 5-10, 165, Union High (Vancouver, Wash.)

Full story in tomorrow’s Star-Advertiser.
But here’s a sneak peek.


  1. Boolakanaka February 6, 2019 11:35 am

    I love the emphasis on the defensive backend—we need more speed and athleticism.

  2. jeezy33 February 6, 2019 11:42 am

    My way too early prediction:

    Mekel Ealy gonna be playing on Sundays one day. I been tracking this guy ever since summer camps where he was killing it.

  3. winning February 6, 2019 11:51 am

    Recruiting looks good so far. But what we will have is the same old mediocre veteran Offensive staff. Does Stutzman have enough knowledge to be Off. Coor? They also need a quarterbacks coach. And put the other guy back to OL coaching duties. UH is going to have throw new wrinkles on O otherwise we will see the same D schemes against us. We’ll see what happens.

  4. 808bowler February 6, 2019 12:00 pm

    The whole class looks good. Let’s see in a couple of years how they develop. But very promising. Nice job on the staff on recruiting.

  5. NotNasti February 6, 2019 12:56 pm

    So UW signs a handful of Hawaii’s top recruits, and we get their state player of the year. No offer from the home team. https://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/high-school/article222883420.html

  6. justsomeguy February 6, 2019 1:14 pm

    NotNasti –

    UW is a playoff caliber team lead by a world class coach….you think Hawaii is going to retain recruits that Chris Peterson and Ikaika Malloe (a top notch recruiter and Kamehameha alumni) put the press on? Your reaching there my friend. That’s just the way the game is played.

    They either overlooked Victor or are just stacked with players with his skill set (likely the latter).

  7. burro sabio February 6, 2019 1:43 pm

    Neat. The headline says seven, then I refresh and it becomes eight. Another big body.

  8. suckkabooya February 6, 2019 3:17 pm

    The overlooked become “Our Treasure”….. Welcome to Hawaii 2019 Class. The pieces are falling together nice. Speed, size, athleticism. power and “high motor” guys, awesome. So good now days.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2019 3:51 pm

    Nice recruits! Welcome to Warriors all! Good job coaches!

    Spring is looming… how many days til the season?


  10. Inyoface February 6, 2019 4:13 pm

    Hope we get some big blallahs on the Dline so we can stop da run and put pressure on da QB!

  11. suckkabooya February 6, 2019 5:14 pm

    Interior DL- Taala so, D.Russell so, Hune sr, Vega jr, Se’ei sr, Laulu fr, Tavai so, Manuwai jr, Matthews (may be RB?) Hilborn (may be OT)

    DE’s- Kahahawai-Welch fr, Ritner fr, Thomas jr, Padello sr, Williams sr, Hendrie jr, Mataafa jr, Iniguez fr

  12. NotNasti February 6, 2019 5:26 pm

    You missed my point, which is that every state loses quality players to other states. UDub has been the class of the PAC-12 in recent years, so it’s understandable that they get who they get.

  13. blah February 6, 2019 6:51 pm

    Were are the Local recruits???

  14. chee February 6, 2019 6:53 pm


  15. DaveLetterMan February 6, 2019 8:51 pm

    Another LB and Crusader commits:

  16. DaveLetterMan February 6, 2019 9:19 pm

    It keeps getting better and better:

  17. suckkabooya February 6, 2019 9:53 pm

    I don’t think Ealy is 180 pounds. He looks so much bigger. That’s gonna be a weapon for sure.

  18. ai-eee-soos February 7, 2019 12:34 am


    Rolo: re signing class …


  19. suckkabooya February 7, 2019 12:41 am


    When Holly changes his center of balance and his physical build (increased thickness of legs, torso, and backside) he will be just like St. Juste (St.Juste transformed his body Jr year after injury). Hopefully by summer. Going to be awesome whole RB group. 2020 more so.

  20. A-House February 7, 2019 7:07 am


    my first impression of your youtube segement was the coaches were very ” dead pan ‘!

  21. Boolakanaka February 7, 2019 7:13 am

    Not Nasti you hit it on the head. Hey, back in my day, 79 and 80 all-state team, Wayne Apuna and Leroy Lutu were the POY (so called cant miss players, and throw John Kamana in this group as well) and went to then, big-time programs, ASU and Udub. Less heralded players like Niko Noga and Jesse Sapolu stayed home—heck Jesse only made 3rd team all state—but last I looked, Wayne didn’t finish college, Leroy was decent but not a star-neither ever played on Sundays, and Jesse and Niko played over 15 years in the NFL….

  22. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2019 9:01 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=48561

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