Double take

There are two facets to recruiting’s evaluation period: 1) Observing a prospect in action, such as watching spring ball, and 2) academic assessments, such as meeting with teachers, counselors and coaches.

The UH assistant coaches are in their second round of local recruiting, re-visiting every football-playing high school this week.

The evaluation period ends on May 31, leading to a month in which all Division I coaches may participate in up to 10 days of camps.

Although the evaluation period — during which assistant coaches are not permitted in-person conversations with prospects during campus visits — is an important part of recruiting, it also drives head coaches stir crazy. Head coaches are not allowed to visit the high school campuses during the evaluation period. Yeah, we agree, that’s an inane rule in which assistants but not head coaches may do off-campus recruiting during the 90-day period.


  1. kalua pig May 17, 2017 8:20 am

    you already know cuz.

  2. madeinhawaii May 17, 2017 10:45 am

    I think 14,454 was the total of the season tickets sold last season, versus 12,156 season tickets ‘to date’.

  3. whitey May 17, 2017 12:02 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos. Maybe we hate the NCAA seeding committee, but at least we didn’t get juiced like U of Minnesota women softball team. They were 54-3, winner of the Big 10 championship, and the no 1 ranked team and the committee did not seed them for the NCAA championship. They don’t get to host and get shipped to a regional. How’s that for getting f________ed over????

  4. cappie the dog May 17, 2017 3:56 pm


    I e-mailed Graham Hays to tell him about how Hawaii’s women’s basketball team wasn’t selected for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament despite going 28-4 during the 1992-1993 season. This was the year before the tournament was expanded to 64 teams.

    Another instance of a NCAA committee completely screwing a team was the Utah Valley Wolverine baseball team, who finished 47-12. They won 39 of their final 40 games. They had beaten the eventual champion Arizona.

  5. islandman May 17, 2017 4:24 pm

    Stallworth signed for basketball and
    per McInnis,
    Kahuku’s Villa will not take up scholarship space until he comes back from his two-year mission to Ghana.

  6. NorthShoreFan May 17, 2017 7:59 pm

    Guud Evening Tsaikos…Bootiful Evening!
    News of the b-ball recruits coming in…but like ketchup…..sloooow. Getting antsy to hear of the recruits…need to fill some shoes. Like the Villa get but need some big bodies too.

  7. hossana May 18, 2017 3:06 am

    I mean, c’mon, these recruits won’t be available next basketball season except for Stallworth who is still on crutches and in need of intense rehab esp. if he is being groomed for the guard position.
    We need players NOW not couple yrs. down the road or crippled. I mean, geez, even Chaminade was able to get 2 Div. 1 transfers and Hawaii gets a cripple and another 2 yrs. down the road….well,this is better than nothing, right?? but still hasn’t proved to me he can recruit cuz still hasn’t shown me anything, yet……..i mean, he did great in his first season here but they were Arnold’s recruits….nothing more and nothing less.

  8. Sickman Fraud May 18, 2017 5:34 am

    Agree with hosanna. Hope things s turn around soon, the talent pool is thinning out.
    Perhaps Coach Ganot should hire an assistant that can recruit, since the present staff is floundering about.

  9. al May 18, 2017 8:24 am

    Only Villa will be unavailable. Avea will be on the team and Stallworth at some point during the season.

    Know the facts, during the heat of recruitment these scholarships were not available until the NCAA relented rather lately. Blame the Fib Arnold snafu for these issues. Not many recruits were interested with all the sanctions and the like staring the program in the face. Heck, we lost quite a number after the season.

    Get a clue, recruitment success is built over the years.

  10. Stephen Tsai May 18, 2017 9:18 am

    New post:

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