Norm Chow said offensive lineman Waylon Lolotai is transferring to Northern Colorado.
It will be a good situation for Lolotai, who earned his bachelor’s degree this past spring. Lolotai, who was raised in Colorado, will be attending a school near his family. His wife, an attorney, is expecting the couple’s first child this fall.
Chow said he met with Lolotai yesterday. Chow and some of Lolotai’s relatives are long-time friends.
Lolotai, who went on a church mission before enrolling at UH, will have two years of eligibility remaining. He does not have to redshirt this season.
“I’ve really loved my time playing for Hawaii,” Lolotai wrote in an e-mail to the Warrior Beat. “Because I graduated early, I’m able to get my master’s degree in criminal justice and still play ball. I’ll miss Hawaii, but it will always be my second home.”
Lolotai, slotback Miah Ostrowski and offensive tackle Levi Legay are the last links to June Jones’ tenure as UH head coach. Ostrowski and Legay were grayshirts who were signed by Jones but did not play for him.
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Former UH quarterback Bryant Moniz is expected to make his first Arena Football League start when his Georgia Force meet the Utah Blaze today in Salt Lake City.
Yesterday, former Warrior Lewis Walker served as host to Moniz and safety Richard Torres. Walker was raised in Salt Lake City and now plays for the University of Utah. Walker is entering his senior season.
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Remember former UH basketball player Tony Webster?
After his pro career ended, he remained in New Zealand, where he has lived for 22 years.
Webster’s youngest son, Tai, is 17 and recently was named to New Zealand’s national basketball team. Tai has played on the same team as Isaac Fotu, a UH recruit.
Tai has received offers from Wake Forest and Pittsburgh, but his father said: “Hawaii is a lot closer to New Zealand.”