Offensive linemen Ray Hisatake and Raphael Ieru are the latest former Warriors to set training schedules in Arizona. They will begin their programs Saturday, with the intent of preparing for UH’s Pro Day in late March or early April.
Also training in Arizona are linebackers Blaze Soares and Brashton Satele, running back Jayson Rego and defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea. Satele and Savaiigaea are appealing the NCAA for medical exemptions that will allow them to play for the Warriors as sixth-year seniors in 2010. They are enrolled in on-line classes to maintain their good standing at UH.
Last year, former UH defensive tackle Josh Leonard and safety Jacob Patek trained at Chad Ikei’s facility in Arizona. Leonard and Patek were impressive enough at last year’s UH Pro Day to attract attention from pro scouts. Leonard signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans. He now is on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster. Patek earned a tryout in the Canadian Football League.