Warriors sign 10

The Warriors signed 10 players today, completing their 2018 recruiting class.

This recruiting period, the Warriors addressed the offensive line, getting five signed commitments.

Aaron Faumui, an All-State defensive lineman from Kapolei High, changed the oral commitment he made to UH last week and instead signed with Virginia. In the two recruiting periods, the Warriors still signed five Hawaii high school seniors, including All-State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro,and receivers Jonah Panoke and Scott McLeod.

Today’s signees:

> Alex Dalpe, OL, 6-4, 290, Long Beach City College

> Scott McLeod, WR, 6-3, 225, Saint Francis School

> Ernest Moore, OL, 6-8, 305, City College of San Franciso

> Jonah Panoke, WR, 6-0, 183, Saint Louis School

> Gene Pryor, OL, 6-3, 312, College of the Sequoias

> Justus Tavai, DL, 6-3, 290, El Camino College

> Manase Time, S, 6-0, 205, Golden West College

> Solo Vaipule, OL, 6-2 1/2, 300, Centennial High

> Thomas Wade, OL, 6-7, 250, San Clemente High

> Michael Washington, athlete, 6-0, 160, Monrovia High


  1. haka February 7, 2018 10:24 am

    Mahalo new Warriors!
    Let’s Go Bows!

  2. Coach DB February 7, 2018 10:45 am

    Good Job with the juco’s, sometimes you gotta fill the holes Right Now! With the new RnS offense they can come in and contribute right away. Nice to see the skill positions are getting the 4 year treatment, that will surely pay off down the road!

  3. AllG February 7, 2018 10:46 am

    Nice class maybe we didn’t land a super star but you need to win the line of scrimmage to win games and we got solid players on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Hopefully Michael Washington is used at CB cause that is the one position we failed to address. Excited to see Rolo’s version of the R n S, too bad Brown missed out on putting up some huge numbers. Oh well can’t wait to see these new DEs get after QBs.

  4. KOH I NOR February 7, 2018 10:49 am

    JUNIOR college transfers sit out one year. By 2020, if they’re good, the results should show. A Hawai’i bowl at 10-2, or at most 12-0 and going to the most prestigious western bowl, Holiday Bowl. The system some say is still crap. Tuition waivers partial or in full, are given to about 28 players. The rest of them are unsure how they will pay for their stay at UH, whether as a transfer student or freshmen. This was the big topic on a forum. Another forum. And don’t back me up Waimea high school on Kaua’i.

  5. burro sabio February 7, 2018 10:56 am

    #4 never take his meds today

  6. Coach DB February 7, 2018 11:15 am

    #3 We have plenty of Db’s just let Abe develop them, I bet at least 1 or 2 will be all conference this season! DB is hardest position on the field, they need time and intense coaching. Juco DB’s rarely work!

  7. braddah b February 7, 2018 11:16 am

    Jovan Mcconico?

  8. burro sabio February 7, 2018 11:17 am

    Mr. Tsai are any of the JC commits already in school?

  9. Warriordad February 7, 2018 11:18 am

    Good to see a local So. Cal. player from Monrovia, CA Michael Washington signed today.

  10. KOH I NOR February 7, 2018 11:37 am

    Rolovich was said to be making in the bottom draw of salaries for coaches. $220,000 dollars annual salary. The University again was at a deficit. Ticket sales or turnstile was at a measely 19,000 fans average last year, a little over. 3-9 record. Some say this is the year he will earn his wages. A minus $1.7 million dollars in the red ink and football is the big ticket item. Any more loss, UH might not be getting the funds needed. Dave Matlin will have incurred even more expenses. This may pose a threat to certain GET clients around town. We’ll have to wait and see.

  11. KOH I NOR February 7, 2018 11:44 am

    You. burro sabio

  12. KOH I NOR February 7, 2018 11:50 am

    And it appears they already had the signing for all other players. Today was suppose to be the day to sign. Khon2 news already covered the early signing. Or will they make another signing show?

  13. Coach DB February 7, 2018 11:55 am

    #9 Add another dollar to each hotel room stay = problem solved!
    It’s called inflation just ask Trump!!!

  14. Coach DB February 7, 2018 11:56 am

    #9 Simply add another dollar to each hotel room stay = problem solved!
    It’s called inflation just ask Trump!!!

  15. Tom February 7, 2018 11:58 am

    Good Day, Hawaii!

    Re #9 Comment from a “fan” who said he would not give $$ to the UHAD

  16. A-House February 7, 2018 12:29 pm

    considering the size of current players and incoming recruits — best to the guard position or on tackle?

    seems the taller you are, slower reaction to fast DEs creating a ‘negative’ situation for the QB — would the 6′ 6″ or 6′ 8″ recruit be fast/agile enough to take on quick DEs? a 7′ wing span can go a long way to deflect oncoming DL

    so could slot receivers in the 6’5″ – 6’6″ — both running a post route or quick cut to the outside about 15 yds down field and the WR doing a down and in route — one at 7-8 yds and other at 15-17 yds

    go out side the “box” — no harm done to run several plays in each game

  17. A-House February 7, 2018 12:32 pm

    Killing a man without teaching him what is right is ……….savagery.

    Expecting tasks to be done by a certain date without warning a worker is ………..oppression.

    To be vague in the orders you give while expecting absolute exactness is ………..a tormentor.

    To give someone his due in a grudging way is contemptible and petty.

    Confucius 500 B.C.

  18. AllG February 7, 2018 12:49 pm

    #6 I like our safeties but I can guarantee you none of our corners make All-Conference this year. If I remember correctly we have had a lot of success with JC corners. Ryan Mouton and Kelvin Millhouse who played along side Abe come to mind. There have been others but can’t think of their names at the moment.

  19. AllG February 7, 2018 12:52 pm

    Ro Farris could be a stud if he puts in the time but all other corners lack speed which can’t be taught no matter who the DB coach is.

  20. Willie February 7, 2018 1:02 pm

    Like that Wendy’s commercial way back; “show me the beef”! Well, lots of O-Line beef being brought on. Just hoping some or a lot become “Prime Beef” solid contributors opening up holes and pass blocking perfection.

    Can’t wait to see the younger Tavai in action on the DL if he has older bros motor and genes! Also Manase Time is supposed to be able to bring the hammer, like a big Nate Jackson type.

    Wondering how this recruiting class grades out?

  21. NorthShoreFan February 7, 2018 1:27 pm

    Welcome Warriors! Good to have you guys represent our school and state!

  22. A-House February 7, 2018 1:36 pm


    agreed on ‘speed’, but surely can teach them how to counter speed such as studying the little itsy -bittsy habits of a receiver, watching which foot he uses to cut inside or outside, bump n’run to affect pass timing, etc.

    and, getting the safeties to add coverage inside or outside

    too many times UH safeties watch the runner and stay at their assigned area 10-15 yards down field — why not come up to help tackle the ball carrier?

  23. Maddog50 February 7, 2018 1:39 pm

    As of this signing class there are 17 OL including those currently on the roster. I have long felt that really good teams have 15 to 18 OL and at least 8 DT’s when playing an even front. Now it is the coaches job to mix and match develop and sort out ten or 12 you can win with-I do believe there will be 1 or 2 new guys or existing DL will be converted to OL. There is in my opinion more material to work with now than last several years-should make for great spring and fall. Congrats to Coach and staff for a solid recruiting class currently rated 5th in the MW…..GoWarriors!

  24. roygbivs February 7, 2018 2:30 pm

    Hawaii should do what UAB did. Kill the program. Then see if ppl really care about this program and university. If we cannot support this, like we should, then these Hawaii kids should go and sign eleswhere. I can’t blame them for wanting BIG TIME FOOTBALL!!!


  25. Kahuna February 7, 2018 3:06 pm

    Michael Washington sound like a steal. According to 24/7 Sports, Washington got offers from Boise State, UNLV, Tulane, SJSU, and Utah State. He might not be a P5 type recruits but anytime we beat Boise for a player, it has to be a win.

    Kid got speed so he can play safety, corner, wr and even RB. I only saw one highlights of him in the backfield but he looked darn fast turning the corner.

  26. cappie the dog February 7, 2018 3:11 pm

    I could filibuster for six hours on how WAC refs jobbed Hawaii in their 103-100 double overtime loss to Fresno State in the 2000 WAC Basketball Tournament.

    Stovall, a little-used reserve was definitely fouled after his made basket.

    There was a loose ball in the middle of the court. It was a 50/50 ball, but Mike McIntyre was whistled for the foul.

    Hawaii never looked more like a Top 25 team than in this game.

  27. suckkabooya February 7, 2018 3:57 pm

    Don’t kill the program. We are trending upwards for sure. The bandwagon fans are ready to return. The run and shoot is ready to return. Each position group looks much improved over last year. The coaching staff seems much more poised over last years group. We won some and lost some (transfers/recruiting) but are ready to move forward. “Medium time football” good enough for me. I cant wait to see the new product. Go Warriors !

  28. Old School Dave February 7, 2018 5:53 pm

    Aaron Faumui prayed and fasted, according to the newspaper article, before deciding to sign with Virginia. That’s what Mormons do, so Bronco Mendenhall and his coaches (formally from BYU) were Akamai. That’s why they were relentless, even after Faumui committed to UH. No sense complain, as it is what it is. Move on, folks!

    Looking forward to Spring Ball!

  29. kalua pig February 7, 2018 7:02 pm

    faumui verbally committed to hawaii.he lied.

  30. kalua pig February 7, 2018 7:03 pm

    robots are people too.dont discriminate.

  31. kalua pig February 7, 2018 7:05 pm

    i had to declare that i wasn’t a robot to post on this blog.i lied.

  32. Coach DB February 7, 2018 7:37 pm

    #17 &18 Ro needs to GRIND, watch for Wilson from power house upland high coming off hand surgery (actually should be playing at UCLA -that’s another story) . You haven’t seen enough of him yet, he’s long 6’1 190 now, football smart, got speed to go, but talks a lot of Sh%t! Watch him come out of fall camp and shine this season. The kids a GRINDER too, last one to leave the practice field, I predict him becoming the leader in the secondary with 7 picks or more this season.

    Ford (LA Kid) will ball out too this season good size, hard worker and getting better with time! I know a little about DB’s I just watched another kid I coached (#22) win the SUPER BOWL with the Eagles last Sunday!

  33. kev-1 February 7, 2018 7:47 pm

    If you’re not 100% sure, you shouldn’t orally commit. Why not just wait? These young men need to learn about what it means to give your word.

  34. 808WarriorFan February 7, 2018 9:19 pm

    Regarding Aaron Faumui signing on with Virginia … while I realize we’re dealing with
    17-18 year olds, the one thing they have to learn about becoming a MAN is that your
    WORD IS YOUR BOND … don’t say one thing and do another … if you’re not sure keep
    your mouth shut until you are sure … to those who signed on and want to be RAINBOW


  35. islandman February 7, 2018 9:48 pm

    Besides the Mormon connection in post 28, there is the Samoan one.
    “He says the No. 1 reason was the Virginia coaching staff.
    Former Kahuku running back Mark Atuaia, who is on the Virginia staff, played a big role in Faumui’s recruitment. ”

  36. BigWave96744 February 7, 2018 11:38 pm

    But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
    Matthew 5:37 NKJV

  37. Maddog50 February 8, 2018 5:15 am

    I count about 10 interior DL on current roster who I think would line up as a 3 tech on an even front. About 5-6 are contributors as of now in some way. I am giving some credit to development between last year and this spring. The addition of I figure of at least 4 who are contributors and on the depth as son as they get here. Some of the”good guys” of marginal talent and size will have plenty of work to do to get on the field. Liked what Coach Rolovich said on signing show, regarding foregoing some receiver prospects vs. OL-if we don’t get it done upfront receivers won’t help! So true defensively also. One thing for sure the more bodies we have in these groups allow for crisper high energy practices because the drill lines will be longer!!! Anybody who ever played short handed knows what I’m talking about! Congrats again Coach!!!! GoWarriors!!!

  38. Stephen Tsai February 8, 2018 8:12 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45396

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