The Warriors conducted the Scout Bowl yesterday, a 34-play, full-contact scrimmage that involved redshirts and developing players. These three were among the standouts:
> Ryan Tuiasoa: Maybe inspired by the return of Joey Iosefa, maybe inspired by teammates chanting his name, but Tuiasoa displayed quickness and power in rushing three times for 30 yards. The 2013 Punahou graduate transferred after a year at Weber State. He said he is living his dream playing for the Warriors, a goal fostered playing catch with his father. “That’s the base of every football player’s game,” he said, “playing in the backyard for fun.”
> Darrian Josey: The Warriors have spent a lot of time and money in search of speed. In other words, they spent a lot of time and money recruiting in Florida. Josey is one of the reasons. The 5-11 wideout was 145 pounds when he first arrived in Hawaii in July. Under strength/conditioning coach Gary Beemer, Josey is now 168. He showed his sub-4.5 speed when he raced past a cornerback for a 60-yard scoring catch.
> Max Wittek: The former USC quarterback was the one who threw the 60-yarder to Josey. Wittek has been terrific — wait, did the blog host just make a rhyme? — as the scout quarterback during this redshirt year. He was 3-of-6 for 83 yards yesterday. Two of his passes were dropped. He has a strong arm, as well as touch on his passes. It looks like there will be a quarterback competition in the spring.