Harding off to Windy City

Former UH football player Scott Harding is set to arrive in Chicago today ahead of Saturday’s NFL regional combine.

“Being in Hawaii, you don’t get a lot of publicity,” Harding said. “It’s another chance to get in front of the scouts and put up some good numbers.”

If Harding does well, he might earn an invitation to the March 22 super regional in Arizona.

Harding was used as a slotback, punt returner, punter and holder at UH. He will compete only as an inside receiver at this regional

Harding, who is 5-11, weighed 194 pounds with 11 percent body fat in December. He now weighs 200 pounds with 7 percent body fat. He hopes to run a sub-4.6.

He has trained at Tactical, the same center where former UH slotbacks Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares trained.

Harding’s highlight video: Harding


  1. hatakeman March 5, 2015 8:47 am

    Good morning all.

  2. tom March 5, 2015 8:47 am


  3. Shoko March 5, 2015 8:49 am

    Good luck to Harding!

  4. tom March 5, 2015 8:50 am

    How can I be # 1 if my “GOOD MORNING, HAWAII!” gets moderated?

  5. Shoko March 5, 2015 8:57 am

    No worry, if you are truly number one, Hatakeman will get bumped.

    The Super Regional is on March 21st and the NFL Veterans Combine is on March 22nd, according the their website. Safe to assume other former UH players that are free agents will be in attendance?

  6. warriorsanddolphins March 5, 2015 9:03 am

    Stephen, Why is taking so long in for UH in getting their last football commitment?
    We are all hoping for a Defensive Lineman.

  7. seewhy March 5, 2015 9:27 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos!

    Anybody want to play in the CFL? They are having tryouts on Maui at Seabury Hall on March 14.


  8. seewhy March 5, 2015 9:29 am

    Ex-Warriors should really look into this.

  9. hatakeman March 5, 2015 9:39 am

    And what’s going on with the 2016 non-conference game scheduling? If Kansas opts out of its Sept 24 game, that leaves only Michigan on Sept 3 and U Mass on Nov 26. Meanwhile, they are scheduling Oregon for 2020, 2023 and 2024; Wisconsin for 2021 and 2022. This is all good and well, but what about 2016?

  10. gigi-hawaii March 5, 2015 10:05 am

    I am surprised that Harding is 5’11”. He doesn’t seem that tall.

    Good luck to him.

  11. Maddog50 March 5, 2015 10:42 am

    Would have gladly been willing to take Mr Harding out for dinner if I had a way to get in touch and he had time. Best Wishes to him

  12. jeezy33 March 5, 2015 10:43 am

    6. I think the guys Hawaii targeting are JC kids that are borderline eligible guys. So the reason for the wait is to monitor grades because you don’t want to sign someone that isn’t going to make it here. I do think Howard Houston is visiting this weekend though so commitment might be coming soon.

  13. jimmy the lock March 5, 2015 10:45 am


    I saw the link that opens in a new tab (emoticons). You should change all the other links like that. Easier for the user since they don’t have to click the back button every time. Just a pet peeve for me, others may not care.

    And yes it does look like in the old days. 😆

  14. jimmy the lock March 5, 2015 10:50 am

    Sub 4.6? Like what…4.4?

    I say Harding reps 15 in the 225 and jumps 34″.

    ST, “7 percent body fast”… had to think about that one for a couple of seconds.

  15. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 11:03 am

    Apologies for moderation.
    I haven’t been able to figure out the new format since it was implemented several months ago.
    For instance, it often takes up to 20 minutes from the time I post until is shows up on the site.
    Also, under the old format, I could see the photos before they posted. Now I have to wait until they’re on the site before I know if I ID’d them correctly.
    Part of the growing process.

  16. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 11:03 am

    For a slotback, if Harding posts anything north of 10 reps that would be fine.

  17. Kai Kane March 5, 2015 11:05 am

    You mean to tell me Scott Harding is not training with Chad Ikei? That means he probably won’t bench press well, but he’ll run fast.
    Good luck Scott. Wish we could have you for another 4 years.

  18. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 11:08 am

    Pilares had 19 reps of 225 at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

  19. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 11:10 am

    Tactical is a cool little spot behind Kapiolani Boulevard.
    I think Billy Ray Stutzmann and Craig Cofer also trained there.
    Chad Ikei also does a good job with his players. Iosefa lost some weight since the combine and has run better. It should be interesting to see how he times at pro day.

  20. st. anthony trojan March 5, 2015 11:18 am


    7 percent body fat is not that impressive…really….

    Me have a 7 %…7….14…21…maybe me have many 7’s he he he

  21. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 11:22 am

    According to builtlean.com, the average male has body fat of 18-24 percent.

  22. st. anthony trojan March 5, 2015 11:43 am

    Oops….myb bad….me have to add one more 7% = 28 %….maybe 35% he he he

  23. st. anthony trojan March 5, 2015 11:51 am

    Found a site can calculate ur body fat…for those curious like me…


    me was 35 % hu hu hu

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2015 11:53 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Best of luck to Scott – there has to be an NFL team somewhere that can put his skill set to good use. Wonder what the weather will be like in Chicago – it’s been a bad winter in most spots up that way.

  25. Haleakala March 5, 2015 11:53 am

    Baylor may have a 410 pound TE this coming season.

    BTW, what ever happened to the 350 running back from David Fangupo from Kealakehe High School. Will he ever qualify to enter UH?

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2015 11:55 am

    My body fat percentage doesn’t register… 🙁

  27. jimmy the lock March 5, 2015 12:04 pm

    Guess not too many posters can be slotbacks.

    My muscles have the appearance of fat. Bad genetics.

    Guess I’ll retract my initial guesstimate and say Harding reps lucky number 13 and jumps 3′.

  28. st. anthony trojan March 5, 2015 12:08 pm

    LOL TO DPK…get a scale in ‘stones’ like in Australia…that should help he he he

  29. Old Diver March 5, 2015 1:20 pm

    As of last week Rick Blangiardi did not apply for the AD position. ST are you aware if his name was tossed in the hat by someone?

  30. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 1:55 pm

    Old Diver
    I know he was nominated.
    All candidates, though, must submit applications.

  31. A-House March 5, 2015 1:55 pm

    somebody missed my point about leadership

    problem with UH admin is that there is a serious lack

  32. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2015 1:56 pm

    Old Diver:
    When all is said and done, everyone will have applied — and nobody will have applied. Everybody wants deniability.

  33. Old Diver March 5, 2015 2:29 pm


  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2015 2:42 pm

    Mr. Tsai –

    Can you confirm or deny that you have applied for the UHAD position, or that you have been asked to apply, or that you know the name of some one who’s considering applying but will deny it, or the name of anyone who has denied considering applying but who will not confirm or deny that situation?

  35. islandman March 5, 2015 2:52 pm

    31. –” I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.” — (William Tecumseh Sherman)

  36. st. anthony trojan March 5, 2015 4:38 pm

    # 32… me read that…n the rebuttal …but ur correct…leadership skills n ‘people’ skills….or CRM (customer relations management) as to the e-mails that go unanswered…to their customers who buy tickets…but of course…they are not …in their minds ne way…customers…for sum up there…n therein lies the problem…

    Comparing the military training is the only way to compare….because we have seen over n over,,,politicians….go on ‘training’ seminars… n still the same…more taxes for most…it not all….

    As for Petraeus…. the first rule of spydom is ‘never trust a female’…007 thought us that…he fell for it…n paid…

  37. pollypicador March 5, 2015 5:41 pm

    Re-The Warrior football player should put their best foot forward during their collegiate career instead of shifting an extra gear in preparation for the NFL.

    Doesn’t that make sense?

    Wouldn’t the Warrior player mindset of “I have to get bigger,leaner,stronger, and faster for my upcoming season against the likes of MWC teams be more important than crash coursing, elevating workouts, preparing to get bigger, leaner and stronger for NFL tryout,combines and the school’s Pro Day?

    I would think so.

    I find it ironic that said players would lose 20 pounds, another trim down from a 11 percent body fat to seven and others getting specialized training (with Chad and the likes) post collegiate career in preparation for the NFL when in my opinion said players should apply their best foot forward during their collegiate careers. Why wait. Wouldn’t taking stock on ones collegiate career pay greater dividends than waiting for this time of the year and take a long shot at the NFL? What’s more important?

  38. BigFan March 5, 2015 6:17 pm

    #38, Was wondering the same thing myself.

  39. ai-eee-soos March 5, 2015 6:47 pm

    … Dick Tomey …

    South Florida: Senior associate athletic director for sport administration Dick Tomey will earn $3,192.85 on a bi-weekly basis for a 10-month stint, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

  40. z March 5, 2015 6:47 pm

    Wahine won 60 – 36.

    Way to go Wahine.

  41. beans March 5, 2015 7:45 pm

    # 38 & 39
    Higher levels of the sport are more competitive, which require higher dedication and excellence. Attending classes and participating in mandatory team activities, such as : practices, meetings, games, a player has only so much time and energy to give during their stint as a student athlete . I applaud the players that have made the decision to continue in their quest to live their dream.Although I don’t believe the UH win/loss record give any of them much of a chance to be recognized, it apparently is not stopping the ones with the dream. I think that we should praise them, for if any make a team, we will surely proudly say that they came from OUR Hawaii team and they had our support.

  42. Old Diver March 5, 2015 8:15 pm

    Exactly right Beans. It also depends on the philosophy of the head coach. Old School coaches believe getting weaker as the season progresses is part of the game. Modern thinking coaches like Urban Meyers plan practices and weight training as to not compromise strength.

  43. cappie the dog March 5, 2015 10:05 pm

    If you want to lose weight, drink a can of the sugar free Red Bull.

    It will kill your appetite for a good three-to-four hours.

    When your appetite returns, eat two Kind protein bars. I think the Cranberry-Almond is the best one.

    For dinner, go to the Pearlridge Down to Earth, and buy two calzones: one Mediterranean, and one Spinach Feta.

  44. st. anthony trojan March 5, 2015 11:09 pm

    CAPPIE… sounds like a cartoon character…that ate a spinach for strength ??

    Is fuzzy the memory…maybe the name was a Bluto ??? he he he

  45. hitman March 5, 2015 11:29 pm

    hitman thinking maybe st. anthony trojan smoking his pipe tonight !! lol only joking !! oh no know you get me humming that song in my head !! lmao
    best luck to all trying to make it to da NFL

  46. BigWave96744 March 6, 2015 8:06 am


  47. BigWave96744 March 6, 2015 8:07 am

    Your lights are on, but no one’s home..

  48. BigWave96744 March 6, 2015 8:11 am

    Congrats to CB Tony Grimes for signing with Minnesota’s Bemidji Axemen of Indoor Football League

  49. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2015 8:44 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=28669

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