There will be at least four positions locked up — for now — entering the start of next month’s spring practice.
Norm Chow said center Ben Clarke, defensive ends Tavita Woodard and Beau Yap, and kicker Tyler Hadden will be with the No. 1s for the first play of spring practice.
He said returning starters will get the first shot, but they will be challenged by newcomers.
No surprise that there is open competition at quarterback with Taylor Graham, Ikaika Woolsey and Justin Alo joining the mix. Sean Schroeder, who started 11 games last season, and Jeremy Higgins are returning quarterbacks.
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Former Warrior cornerback/returner Mike Edwards said he will wear adidas’ adiZero shoes during next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Edwards has been training the past month in Arizona. He said his goal is to run sub-4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also will compete in UH’s pro day at San Diego State on March 19.
Eleven former Warriors and six ex-Aztecs are signed up for pro day, which will be attended by personnel officials from every NFL team.