Warriors reload at wideout

The Warriors have rebounded after it was ruled that wideouts Kalakaua Timoteo, Isaia Leeth and Karson Greeley did not meet the eligibility requirements to play this coming season.
Joseph “JoJo” Ward of Tyler College in Texas is the third wideout this week to announce his intent to join the Warriors for next week’s start of training camp. He follows John Johnson of Antelope Valley College and James Green III of Cathedral City High.
Similar to Johnson and Green, Ward will initially contend at wideout with the flexibility to be used in the slot. The three, at least according to reports, are faster than their predecessors.
Ward told the Star-Advertiser he has been timed at 4.41 seconds over 40 yards, sub-10.8 seconds over 100 meters, and 21.9 seconds over 200 meters. He said he is 5-10 and 175 pounds.
Baseball ‘Bows add three
Two days after receiving signed commitments from two multi-position players, the ‘Bows are welcoming back infielder Matt Campos, a former all-state shortstop from Iolani School. Campos told the Star-Advertisesr he is transferring from San Francisco, where he was an infielder/catcher the past two seasons. Campos also was a member of the Waipio team that won the U.S. title in the 2010 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Earlier, Brennen Hancock, a first baseman/outfielder from Bellevue Community College, and Nathan Flores, a left-handed pitcher/outfielder from Santa Ana College, made signed pledges to play for the ‘Bows this coming season.
Hancock provides options for the ‘Bows, who lost left fielder Johnny Weeks and center fielder Dylan Vchulek to graduation. Right fielder Adam Fogel might move to center. Hancock can compete for playing time at the corner positions. Flores provides another arm with “plus” stuff to a staff that is always looking to add pitching.


  1. Boolakanaka July 19, 2018 9:08 am

    I am numero unong sa lahat ng aking mga pinsan

  2. islandman July 19, 2018 9:11 am

    I noticed it could be Tyler JC on previous post 39,
    To Kahuna, don’t think Karson bailed ? It says he didn’t meet eligibility requirements.

  3. Boolakanaka July 19, 2018 9:16 am

    And to all current and future football recruits, if a pinhead, slacker, stoner, out on Friday nights before game days (which answers many of the reasons why I rode the pine so much) coed chasing moke like Boolakanaka can get through school, so can you.

    My basic outline for at least getting Cs, introduce yourself to the professor or TA, tell them you are a ball player and you will be seeking their assistance from time to time. Two, go to class. Three, go to class. Four, endeavor to do the readings at least half the time. Five, go to class. Six, show up for midterms and finals. Voila, you just passed….I even did this for second year year calculus in college, was no doubt the most dim-witted person in a class of wanna-be-engineers, and stroked out a very proud C minus.

    The kid from Trinity in Texas will have no problems with UH academics…Trinity has the per capita of their student body accepted to Medical School than any other school in the US—or it at least did, in the past.

  4. islandman July 19, 2018 9:21 am

    Ward highlights :

  5. Jeezy33 July 19, 2018 9:24 am

    I don’t say this often when it comes to Hawaii recruits but it would not surprise me if Ward gets drafted or makes a practice squad one day. Just On a talent based perspective. I don’t know how good his hands are yet so it is a premature assessment but looks as talented as lot of the WRs June Jones used to bring in at smu. I think the last time I said it was for Marcus Kemp and Jgw and both made practice squad at least. So let’s hope I’m right again.. think Mataafa has a shot too.

  6. islandman July 19, 2018 9:25 am

    3. He’s from Tyler Junior College, not Trinity.
    Hard to do well in college classes, if you are a full-time athlete in football.
    Not only attend classes, but you have to write papers and do homework. Hard to do those if you are at practice and other football related activities so many hours.

  7. H-Man July 19, 2018 9:29 am

    With so many receivers, maybe good idea to take another look at Karson Greeley at quarterback.

  8. boolakanaka July 19, 2018 9:37 am

    I will say this, Ward is certainly a more nuance and dynamic route runner. The item which cannot be answered until he actually sees D1 competition is his ability to create space and separation.

    I think of Ursua, who is just a very fluid and natural athlete, but also has really underrated feel for coverage, especially zone packages, and he really showcases his former basketball career as he knows how to place in tight space. The drop-off between him, and say the Collie kid, was huge—they were in two distinct calibers of player.

  9. Kahuna July 19, 2018 9:40 am

    IM …he bailed in the classroom I guess. I doubt he is coming back anyway…..even if he was academically sound. I do wonder if his head was into committing to playing here or he just came to be with his brother.

    Whatever is the case, I wish him luck. Maybe now he can go find a JC program where he can play QB. He is a good size kid so somebody is going to give him a chance. Don’t think he fits into the RnS system at UH.

  10. Boolakanaka July 19, 2018 10:05 am

    That makes sense, not sure why a person accepted and attending Trinity would transfer to UH, at least from an academics perspective….

  11. seewhy July 19, 2018 11:58 am

    Great improvement in speed with all the recent WR pick ups.

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid July 19, 2018 12:07 pm

    boolakanaka –

    I never played anything at UH except play acting as though I liked all my teachers. Worked for me. I regret not studying really hard. Knowledge is power.

    Lots of talent gonna be in camp. Preseason excitement? Yes!

    Am I a robot? No!


  13. Da Punchbowl Kid July 19, 2018 12:18 pm

    Goodness gracious! Thanks for the highlights, islandman!

    I don’t often comment on what jeezy posts (not a smart as he is), but I have to agree. Jojo is special!

  14. Inyoface July 19, 2018 2:03 pm

    I can’t stand watching RPO offenses, it seems so JV and boring. Hopefully Batoon will teach better tackle techniques, last year some of the tackle attempts were cringeworthy.

  15. Stephen Tsai July 19, 2018 2:10 pm

    People in the know tell me that this is going to be an improved defense.
    It’ll be faster and more aggressive.
    OK, everybody says that every year.
    But in spring ball, you could see how simple sometimes is better.
    Plus, I think people are going to be impressed with Batoon. He’s got that Aranda thinking-man thing about him. Just keep the Sharpies away from him. He also seems like the Aranda type who draws plays and ideas on walls, or whatever writing surface is handy.

  16. Inyoface July 19, 2018 2:25 pm

    Batoon has to be a step up from last year if not two. He had a great year last year at FAU.

  17. islandman July 19, 2018 2:32 pm

    14. NFL Eagles run some RPO and also UCF ? Not that boring.
    UH was aggressive on defense last season at times, but sometimes got caught out position when doing that.

  18. ai-eee-soos July 19, 2018 2:45 pm

    University of Hawai’i junior John Ursua has been named to the 2018 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List as announced by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.

    This is the second straight year that Ursua is on the watch list. As a sophomore, he was an in-season addition to the watch list after a phenomenal start to the 2017 season.

  19. ai-eee-soos July 19, 2018 2:49 pm

    non- Warrior Kanawai Noa also named to list.

  20. Kazu July 19, 2018 6:39 pm

    So now both Greeley is out. Bummers.
    So much news in Football, and dead in other sports like Volleyball. No wonder ticket sales is down, nobody knows whats going on and what they can expect to see.

  21. haka July 19, 2018 7:02 pm

    Welcome JoJo!
    It looks as if we may have gained more than we lost. Length for speed. Coach’em up and see who catches on!

    And don’t look now, but some beef for the trenches is arriving soon! Let’s hope a few of them have taken their upcoming opportunity seriously and are ready to block ‘n roll and feel the rush!

    Go Warriors!

  22. seewhy July 19, 2018 7:12 pm

    RE: #22 Kazu

    For real. Doesn’t help that the news stations are losing their sports casters, or cutting their entire sports segment.

  23. Matthew July 19, 2018 7:29 pm

    Must be a slow news week (2weeks?) if Tsai keeps writing stories about UH signing players no one’s heard of. Stephen, how about telling us who else offered these guys? I’m guessing the answer is “none.” Oh wait, my bad, one guy did get offered by Montana Tech ….

  24. H-Man July 19, 2018 8:45 pm

    Another reason why some fans have stopped going to Aloha Stadium – see letter to the editor/Kate Arizo/Lax Stadium Security. When will stadium officials start listening to people?

  25. 808WarriorFan July 19, 2018 9:52 pm

    HOLY XXXX … Karson Greeley too … MAJOR BUMMER …
    I was so looking forward to seeing his 6-5 frame at either
    WR or Slot … these guys we have to replace the 3 don’t have
    height so I sure hope the can “fly”, run good routes, have good
    hands, and more importantly BLOCK downfield …


  26. islandman July 19, 2018 9:59 pm

    Zigs Raimo had 32 pts, 26 rbs in HD (Summer) League title game, OT loss 101-93 , Lei-Lei’s over Ultimate Roofing. Colina, 16 pts, 8 rbs for the winners.

  27. Akio July 19, 2018 10:00 pm

    Agree with Kazu, no news on the Wahine Volleyball team this year yet. You need to know what’s happening to create some excitement for the coming season which is soon. Let’s go coach, at least put something positive out there.

  28. cappie the dog July 19, 2018 10:01 pm

    I wish Paiva would transfer from Loyola-Marymount.

    Paiva versus Kahaloa.

    Sat with the Kamehameha people and discreetly rooted for Campbell.

    That was a great night at Les Murakami Stadium.

    Glad to have the people who want to be here, though.

    The WCC is a pretty good conference for baseball.

    Campos is a welcome addition.

  29. cappie the dog July 19, 2018 10:08 pm

    Kean Wong is ready.

    I’m excited for Kodi Mederios.

    He pitched five innings of shutout ball today.

    AAA in sight.

    He has control this season.

    For awhile there, Mederios was looking like a bust.

  30. islandman July 19, 2018 10:09 pm

    28. The Wahine vb roster was posted and lists all the new players. See hawaiiathletics.

  31. suckkabooya July 20, 2018 12:46 am

    Lots to digest with this recent influx of speed over last year’s receivers group. Ward’s video “pops” your eyes even more than Dalphe’s does. High amount of proficiency to go along with his speed. Unbelievable pick up. So good. All these new guys.

  32. suckkabooya July 20, 2018 1:08 am

    BTW. I really admired Kalei Greeley. She had this regal yet humble warmth about her that transcended her abilities as a player. I’m sure her brothers have those similar qualities. Good luck to all of them.

  33. islandman July 20, 2018 6:43 am

    New Wahine VB players:
    Frosh …6-1 Trinity Castaneda, 6-1 Kamalei Krug
    Seniors… 5-2 Reyn “Tita” Akiu, 6’1″ Angel Gaskin , 6-1 Sarah Liva

  34. Inyoface July 20, 2018 8:29 am

    UCF doesn’t really use an RPO offense I doubt the eagles do either maybe when chip kelly was there for a little bit.

  35. islandman July 20, 2018 8:56 am

    ” Philly’s balanced, unrelenting offensive attack dominated a discombobulated Patriots defense with a bevy of run-pass options, option run plays, and play-action fakes meant to stress defenses both vertically and horizontally, getting the team’s athletes into space. “(theringer.com)

  36. islandman July 20, 2018 9:00 am

    ” Of course, this being 2017, option football is no longer the exclusive domain of the running game. Run-Pass Options (RPOs) litter Frost’s playbook.”

  37. islandman July 20, 2018 9:12 am

    I’m guessing Rolovich probably won’t run the pure Run n Shoot. In “modern” offenses you may have to mix options in there. That’s why he was using the RPO in the past seasons.

  38. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2018 9:30 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=46194

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