JC running back to join Warriors

Running back Mel Davis of Santa Monica College has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Here’s the skinny:

> Davis said he is 6-2, 230 pounds and capable of running a sub-4.6 40.

> He likes to block — or do anything to contribute, saying, “If they want me to go out there and play center, I’ll do it.”

> He was set to play for Washington two years ago, but the NCAA Clearinghouse did not approve a core class he took at another high school He will earn an associate degree this spring, then join UH for the off-season conditioning program this spring/summer.

> He has three years to play two seasons.

> Former UH quarterback/receiver Justin Alo, now at Mount San Antonio College, endorsed the Warriors. Alo and Davis both were raised in Carson, Calif.

> He’s a good guy who volunteers in a church program to help troubled youth.

Here’s the Star-Advertiser story: Mel Davis article.

Here are the videos: Mel Davis videos


  1. tofuzuke January 18, 2015 9:09 am

    Yup, got to gut this out recruit, recruit,recruit! Water under da bridge, any bumbuchas coming to visit? Us locals supportes gotta stand strong, dis our team! I truly feel Chow needs to highly consider Miano immediately to help tie down more local recruits that maybe on the fence. Local boys get talent, stay home and play for our team!

  2. Pete Jek January 18, 2015 9:27 am

    Chow should not sleep until a new Defensive Coordinator is hired…

  3. Bowwar January 18, 2015 9:42 am

    Mahalo Justin Alo for still being a Warrior & endorsing the program.

  4. gigi-hawaii January 18, 2015 9:43 am

    Wow, I can’t believe the attrition on the Warrior staff. What’s next?
    It’s so depressing.

    Meanwhile, hubby and I will watch the 2 NFL games today and then use one of my gift cards at CPK this evening.

    I like Seattle (because of Pete Carroll) and I also like New England (because of Tom Brady). Cute buggahs! Lol.

  5. hitman January 18, 2015 9:45 am

    good morning everyone!! nice to see we got RB with size&speed !! last night news says UH only got 9 spot filled yet out 18 how true is this ? and out 9 any change of heart with whats going on changes in coaches?
    know by waiting out the deal with chow really going the UH more in the long run !!
    boi at end of last season had some hope !! but know lose 2 coaches if not more before the start of the season !! and not to much guys would like that job this year with what teams hawaii playing !!

  6. hatakeman January 18, 2015 9:46 am

    Good to get a blocking back like Davis, but what is really needed is a running back that can break it open. Will Riggins be that back?

  7. dannyp January 18, 2015 9:47 am

    Davis is a solid depth get. I still think we need to offer Milo Hall though.


  8. SteveM January 18, 2015 10:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to the Warriors, Mel Davis!

  9. Z January 18, 2015 10:21 am

    7. Nice runningback but better oline.

  10. Shoko January 18, 2015 10:32 am

    Seattle is hurting.

  11. Shoko January 18, 2015 10:35 am

    Davis’ highlights looks pretty good.

  12. markazulu January 18, 2015 11:16 am

    Who knows maybe chow will surprise us and get another steal at DC.

  13. Shoko January 18, 2015 11:46 am

    Los Seahawks es muy terrible!

  14. kapakahi January 18, 2015 11:49 am

    Hopefully UH can also land Melvin Davis’ SMC teammate…….CB Jayshawn Lowe……


  15. kapakahi January 18, 2015 12:10 pm

    IF UH still trying to land another RB, then this JC scatback looks to be an intriguing prospect…..with 4 to play 3……..who could be a mid-year transfer……since a qualifier out of HS……and can also double as a PR specialist……to replace Scott Harding……


  16. kapakahi January 18, 2015 12:31 pm

    Among the potential JC NG/DT prospects that UH is checking out, hopefully UH taking a look at JC prospect Jason Fao…….who signed with UTEP last NLI Day……but opted to go JC route……as a qualifier out of HS……with 4 to play 3…..


  17. Shoko January 18, 2015 1:36 pm

    That has to be one of the greatest turnarounds in history. Five turnovers and still manages to pull of the W. How you figah?

  18. oldyobo January 18, 2015 1:42 pm

    Another marginal player – indicative of the type of players Chow can get. No speed, no athleticism on the team. Big and slow ‘aint going to get it done. We will have to be witness to another disaster of a season. Hopefully, the end of this Chow nightmare is coming soon.

  19. oldyobo January 18, 2015 1:46 pm

    #12 – only stealing happening under Chow is the money he’s taking from the program.

  20. Darren January 18, 2015 1:52 pm

    Welcome Mel Davis! Thank you for choosing to be a Warrior!

  21. A-House January 18, 2015 2:03 pm

    Jason be nimble, Jason be quick

    Jason grab many a candlestick

    hmmm, qualifier, but went JC route — hmmmmmmmmmm!

    who visited and said “hai” and who de-committed? won’t be surprised with the coaching situation in such a flux.

    where is Stephan, where is Stephan
    me no sabe, me no sabe
    can you tell us, can you tell us
    right away, right away!

  22. islandman January 18, 2015 2:05 pm

    17. –Ohio St had 4 turnovers to 1 for Oregon and won too.

  23. BJ. January 18, 2015 2:31 pm

    Look at this! Why should a four or five star local high school football player stay in Hawaii? He could better off playing for a major University in the state side!. Remember this they’re more pro scout out there in the mainland then in Hawaii!. Hawaii should be really lucky to get a four star players like Max Wittek or the pass years like Colt Brennan. They’re could have gone to other university to play for then Hawaii!. It’s because of coach Chow! .

  24. kev-1 January 18, 2015 2:52 pm

    BJ… brother man, check your facts. Both of those players you referenced actually chose bigger mainland schools. They came to UH as last resort second chances, like many high starred recruits.

  25. Z January 18, 2015 3:50 pm

    Brady can throw to left tackle. Maybe UH qb can throw to our left tackle.

  26. jeezy33 January 18, 2015 4:00 pm

    16. U sure he’s a qualifier? I’m pretty sure he would have many offers if he did. He was dominant last year at Long Beach Poly and dominated again this year. Got a feeling he isn’t a qualifier and needs his AA

  27. kapakahi January 18, 2015 5:06 pm


    Not absolutely sure……but’s the word from my LB contact……who was visiting back here for the holidays…..that JF had second thoughts about UTEP…….since wants to join his cousin Schuster @ USU…..but this might not be the whole story.

  28. Boolakanaka January 18, 2015 5:26 pm

    Wow, that Seattle game was one for the ages. Russell Wilson is creating mythical football lore. And I can’t help but mentioned that Pete Carroll is still underrated as a coach.

    I was watching one of the daily espn shows, and they went on about
    Urban Meyer and Nick Saban, as the coaches of the decade–and that certainly holds water for the college level. But, it’s like a blue diamond (rare) to have a guy go to two college national championship games and two Super Bowls. The NFL is a straight grind, and you can’t rah-rah, my way or the highway, to the players. In fact, 15-20% of the players may make more money than you–so I tip my hat to PC.

  29. kapakahi January 18, 2015 7:51 pm

    OL Christian Cronk (Oceanside HS, CA.) has apparently de-committed from UH……with the Utah State Aggies now emerging…..

  30. seewhy January 18, 2015 7:59 pm

    He would’ve gotten playing time if he just went to UH…


  31. A-House January 18, 2015 8:03 pm

    any one reading this log really, really believe UH OL can open the pukas for Davis to run through as shown in his video?

    if yes, good luck to you!!!

  32. kapakahi January 18, 2015 8:42 pm


    Gotta agree that Milo Hall is worthy of a closer look…..as are fellow RB prospects Tyree Range…..and Jeremy Calhoun……both also IMHO being under-recruited…..

  33. champ January 18, 2015 9:26 pm

    UH needs speed!! wake up!! guys who can run quick and correct routes and catch the ball!! And Wittek didnt play all that well while at USC. Remains to be seen if he will be our messiah especially without great and fast receivers. Plus, I didnt think 2014 O line did that well-didnt seem like Ikaik had anytime to look off receivers. One look and knockout!! On the ground!! Will it be the same for 2015? If can, just outscore the opponents so D can be just adequate. Sounds like the shoot and run?:? Nah, they no can handle.

  34. el burro sabio January 18, 2015 9:31 pm

    Fans diss both returning players and recruits and then wonder “why would anyone want to coach or play here?”.

  35. ai-eee-soos January 18, 2015 10:21 pm

    … are you see-ree-yus …

    Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is a front-runner for the same position with the San Francisco 49ers, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    More from ESPN.com

    Lane Kiffin is a candidate for the offensive coordinator job under Mike Tomsula — but why would the 49ers want the baggage that comes with him, asks Paul Gutierrez. Story

    Indianapolis Colts special assistant to the head coach Rob Chudzinski is also under consideration for the job, sources added.

  36. SteveM January 18, 2015 10:24 pm

    Breaker, breaker… evoking the 9:00 pm rule…
    Over in Facebook, there was a quiz on trucker slang.
    Reminded me of “Convoy” and “Smokey & the Bandit”.
    Mid-70’s to early 80’s

    Convoy by CW McCall

  37. A-House January 19, 2015 6:29 am

    dannyp #7:

    Milo Hall appears to have “track” training as on almost every TD he leans forward and/or nods his head as tho’ he crossed the finish line

    got speed and quickness – must be of the “scat back” variety.

  38. PONO January 19, 2015 7:38 am

    I hope this isn’t the start of the exodus of recruits to USU and Clune.

  39. A-House January 19, 2015 7:49 am

    Z your #25:

    yep, agree with you, but Chow is so old-fashioned and static I don’t believe such a play exists in his play book

    why not? because he is so firmly rooted in “his plays” that it would not be considered.

    speaking of yesterday’s game: still cannot understand why, on the 4th interception, the ball carrier decided to “ground” the ball when it appeared he had 5 -7 yards of open space – even his defensive teammate motioned to hit the ground – had more that 5 minutes left in the game – any gurus with a mindful response???

    I liked the short “hook” pattern by Green Bay early in the game to make the first down – 3 yards – WR takes 3-4 steps down field and slightly to the middle, make a 270 degree clockwise turn to the outside and catches the ball just past the 1st down marker

    unfortunately for UH fans, we are stuck with Chow and the rookie OC – one with a chock-full of days gone by plays and the other still scratching the dirt for food.

  40. tom January 19, 2015 8:01 am


    You can only play the cards that were dealt to you.

  41. Old School Dave January 19, 2015 8:05 am

    No disrespect, but I still say that living, working, and/or going to school in Honolulu is still a better deal, overall than Logan, Utah.

  42. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 19, 2015 8:11 am

    Tough sell to any assistant coach Chow will try to bring here. While most assistants are on a year-to-year contract, it’s not easy knowing if Chow may no have another year beyond this one.

    i would probably think we get a very, very new/young DC promoted from position coach, who is a gambler or a veteran who doesn’t need the money like a Mouse Davis/Jerry Glanville type.

  43. 3-Prong January 19, 2015 8:13 am

    Let me get this straight, the Group of Five, just voted themselves the right to increase the disparity between the haves and the have nots right. Shouldn’t this have been a vote of all Division 1 teams or of the NCAA?

  44. Big Money January 19, 2015 8:14 am

    No 18 Old Yobo.Davis signed with Washinton 1st but did not qualify. How is he a marginal recruit? I think Old Yobo should go back to North Korea I heard they got good football teams there. You would fit in with your negative attitude.

  45. 3-Prong January 19, 2015 8:19 am

    Here’s the link.


  46. oneseason January 19, 2015 8:20 am

    #43 … It’s one $, one vote … Citizens United was pretty broad in scope 🙂

  47. Old School Dave January 19, 2015 8:22 am

    The life of a college assistant coach:
    Interesting read on former Oregon State and now Nebraska DC Mark Banker who talked about his one year at UH. Banker was hired in 1995 by Bob Wagner, coming over from Cal St. Northridge and was out of a job when Wags and his staff were fired at the end of the season. Banker, who in his 40s at the time, had to take a GA position at USC. He and his family had to sell everything in order to move back to the mainland.


  48. NorthShoreFan January 19, 2015 8:31 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Have good MLK day everybody…

    OSD…the last couple of sentences in the article sums it up….duh?????

  49. Shoko January 19, 2015 8:41 am

    LaGarrette Blount has an amazing game last night. However, I think he’s pretty lucky to be given the opportunity to continue to play considering his issues on the field in the past starting with his career at Oregon.


  50. A-House January 19, 2015 9:00 am

    guess it’s like the song – gotta know when to hold and when to fold – yet, an extremely good poke player will play his hand aggressively to “bluff” any opponent based upon the little idiosyncrasies he/she sees while playing

    is this applicable to UH football? sure, use all the so called “trick” plays you can find in all of football – also, run when your opponent feels it’s an absolute passing situation or vice vesa – heck, why only “run” when using the “wild-cat” formation? have you seen UH pass from the wild-cat? yep, the 2 jump passes by Joey for TDs – no can play-action and pass – OL just needs to remain discipline to allow the play to develop before charging down field

    or, you can be just plain lucky like Wilson’s pass yesterday for the 2 point conversation – like the broadcasters said – why did not the DB go after the ball rather than tackle the receiver who was standing in the end zone?

    Green Bay fans must be fuming on how their team gave the game to Seattle

  51. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2015 9:21 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=27203

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