UH’s spring semester started today. Waylon Lolotai, who signed a few years ago and then went on a church mission, is enrolled at UH this semester.
He will compete at linebacker in spring practice.
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Add Oregon, Oregon State, California, Arizona and Arizona State now pursuing UH recruit Iuta Tepa. Those schools join UCLA and Washington in trying to poach Tepa, who gave a verbal commitment to UH a few months ago.
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The Corey Nielsen chat will be have to be reformatted.
Instead of a live chat, pleases submit questions. I’ll pick 10, give them to him, then I’ll post his answers.
Apparently NCAA rules don’t allow “boosters” to have direct contact with players who have yet to sign letters of intent.
According to the NCAA rules, you are considered to be a booster if:
• You have ever participated in UH athletics (Pride, Vili Nauhi, Stephen Gonzales, RainbowCliff, David Hallums, Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, etc.)
• You have made financial contributions to the athletic programs (anyone who has ever met Stretch, Rich2176, Kinda Shy, etc.)
• You have been asked by athletic department staff to assist in recruiting (Doris, etc.)
• You have assisted or are providing benefits (e. summer jobs or occasional family meals) to enrolled Student Athletes.
5 .You have otherwise been involved in promoting UH athletics in any way.
Since just about everybody fits that description, it will be better to wait until after signing date for a live chat. So we’ll go with the 10-question format for today.
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Fred Kalilimoku, my classmate at Papakolea Tech (a.k.a Roosevelt High), threw a grad party for his son, Brad, the former UH linebacker. Here’s a pic of Brad and defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea: