The first Wednesday next month — Feb. 2 — is the Warrior football team’s busiest shopping day. Not only is that the first day recruits may sign binding national letters of intent, it also is the tryout day for walk-on players. Only walk-on prospects enrolled in UH’s spring semester are eligible for the tryout. The walk-on winners will be allowed to participate in the offseason conditioning program, including the Super Games competition, and spring practice. Even starting quarterback Bryant Moniz had to go through the walk-on tryout before joining the Warriors in 2009.
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Linebacker Corey Paredes underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder and should be 100 percent for the start of training camp, as well as for his wedding next month. Quite remarkable he made all of those tackles and played all of those games with a hurt shoulder.
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Happy birthday to Hawaiian Mission Academy basketball center Nesi Bechard.