Running back D.J. Riggins has removed his gray shirt and is set to join the Warriors in 10 days. He said he is healthy, fit and feels “great going into Hawaii.”
Riggins, a 2014 Oaks Christian School graduate, underwent surgery for a “slight tear” in his left labrum this past April. It was decided that Riggins would gray shirt, delaying his UH enrollment a semester.
He said he divided his weekly workouts into three days of weight training, with an emphasis on powerlifting, and two days of intensive conditioning drills. Riggins, who is 5 feet 11, said he weighed 165 pounds at the end of his senior season. He now is 195 pounds, increasing his strength and maintaining his speed. He said he was “officially” timed at 4.49 seconds over 40 yards in recent testing.
“I feel in tip-top shape,” Riggins said. “I should be able to pass all the (conditioning) tests.”
The Warriors’ returning running backs are Steven Lakalaka, Diocemy Saint Juste, Jason Muraoka, Dominique Small, Pereese Joas and Ryan Tuiasoa.