Offensive lineman Ben Dew was so anxious to get started he arrived in town, from New Zealand, yesterday afternoon — a day earlier than expected.
Dew and offensive lineman Blake Muir, of Australia, will register for spring-semester classes today. They will sign letters of intent next month, and go on scholarship this summer. In the meantime, they will be allowed to participate in team-coordinated conditioning drills and spring practice.
Wideout Cecil Doe will arrive in town Friday. Doe is enrolled for UH’s spring semester, which begins Monday.
Also that day, five players who were part-time students in the fall will go on football scholarship. They are receivers Samson Anguay and Corey Lau, defensive end Calen Friel, and defensive backs Marcus Umu and Michael Sellers. As grayshirts, they can either count toward the 2010 or the 2011 recruiting class.
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It was odd that the Hawaii News Now did not have a sportscast the past weekend. That’s what happens when the one man in a one-man sports department goes on vacation. And it was a nice effort for Guy Hagi to fill in the past couple of nights. But, c’mon, surveys show that sports is important to people in Hawaii. Well, apparently not the Mainland-commissioned surveys local TV stations use. (Three weather reports, really? Really?)