JC tight end to join Warriors

With nearly two months before the start of training camp, the Warriors boosted their offense with the addition of a hybrid tight end. Davasyia Hagger of Orange Coast College told the Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Here’s the skinny:

> Vitals: Hagger is 6 feet 5, 230 pounds and capable of running 40 yards in 4.6 seconds. He has three years to play three seasons.

> Recent history: He redshirted as a freshman after joining Oregon as a preferred walk-on in 2013. A summer later, he transferred to Orange Coast, where he caught 43 passes for 620 yards and six touchdowns.

> War-room thinking: To understand the importance of a pass-catching tight end, look to this year’s Super Bowl opponents. The Patriots have a great one (Rob Gronkowski) and the Seahawks just traded for one (Jimmy Graham). College defenses have expanded nickel coverages against spread attacks. In those situations, an offense can create more matchup problems with a hybrid tight end (aligned near and wide) than with a second slotback. For a generation, the Warriors have been burned by pass-catching tight ends, especially in third-down situations. Hagger and Tui Unga can help ignite the Warriors’ spread offense.

> Projection: Hagger, who recently earned an associate degree, is enrolled in UH’s Summer Session II. He will participate in training camp. At Orange Coast, Hagger aligned as a wideout, slotback and edge tight end. He is expected to be used the same way with the Warriors. The Warriors have nice spacing at the position with a senior (Moleni), two sophomores (Unga and Hagger) and two freshmen (Sione Kauhi and Dakota Torres).

> Highlight videos: Hagger videos

> Star-Advertiser story: Hagger article


  1. H-man June 11, 2015 2:43 am

    Welcome to Davasyia Hagger. Looking forward to seeing that 4.6 speed on the field. It just keeps getting better and better.

  2. 3-Prong June 11, 2015 3:32 am

    Good Morning from Sin City. Mighty warm here. Shorts and slippah weather.

    Mr Haggars clips look AWESOME!!!! Don’t think Wittek will miss him while he’s open with that speed.

  3. haka June 11, 2015 6:28 am

    Aloha Davasyia!
    Nice catch!

  4. kapakahi June 11, 2015 6:50 am

    Hagger looks athletic…..movement is smooth and fluid…..runs and catches more like a WR than a TE.

  5. kapakahi June 11, 2015 6:57 am

    No mention of senior TE Josh Long……so must mean that Max Wittek’s buddy must’ve cut……i.e., medically retired.

  6. kapakahi June 11, 2015 7:05 am

    Hopefully UH actively recruiting Maui HS ’16 TE prospect Tristan Nichols.

  7. jeezy33 June 11, 2015 7:13 am

    Impressive athlete.. I was skeptical about another TE till I saw what kind of athlete he was and how long he is. Unga should play D if Hagger can win a starting spot.

  8. kapakahi June 11, 2015 7:17 am


    What’s the latest status on NG/DT Nikko Taylor being among the eligible newcomers reporting in to UH on June 26?

  9. jeezy33 June 11, 2015 7:18 am

    Damn, even more impressive, he made all conference basketball in college too. You don’t see that very often. Go from football to basketball and make all conference in both in college. Must be a legit athlete. TCU was after him. Probably didn’t want to wait to see if he was getting his AA this year and planned on offering next year.

  10. A-House June 11, 2015 7:18 am

    new recruit looks good! speed, tough to bring down, likes to run “inside’ routes and does it well from all positions

    QB impressive with his accuracy – reminded me of Colt Brennan

    what’s the status of the DL JUCO recruits?

  11. A-House June 11, 2015 7:20 am


    my heartfelt thanks to whomever fixed this blog to “current date” when I open it today!!!

    hope it stays this way foreva.

  12. kapakahi June 11, 2015 7:24 am


    Could see Hagger and Unga on the field at the same time…….especially in the red zone…….since Unga is definitely the best blocking TE available.

    Agree though that Unga’s physicality could be better served at DE……where UH definitely undersized…….especially if KT being moved to NG.

  13. jeezy33 June 11, 2015 7:38 am

    12. If we were playing in NFL, maybe…. Mid Major programs are almost always better spreading it out. If blocking is your concern, almost better off going with another O lineman. DL could use the help much more.

    As of right now, Kemp, Collie, Pedroza, and Hagger make very solid red zone targets. If Wittek is as good as advertised, he’ll def flourish more with a spaced out offense in shotgun vs the pro set in which he struggled at USC. I could see them on the field if Hagger is being used strictly out of slot in a 3 wide offense but I just hope our DL is good enough with the depth we have right now.

  14. slaya June 11, 2015 8:21 am

    Ha! Another tight end in Norm Chow’s offense. Over the last couple of years since Chow has been here, he’s had numerous candidates play tight end. A lot of talented guys too. But the tight end in his offense is underutilized the game tape does not lie. Chow should be focusing on getting lineman, especially O-lineman, just look at how poor the depth is on the offensive line right now. This is going to be another potentially DISASTROUS season for UH.

  15. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 8:21 am

    He said he took an official recruiting trip to TCU in April.
    I think either Utah or Utah State also offered.

  16. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 8:24 am

    Josh Long hasn’t been around for a while. He wasn’t in spring practice. He’s not a medical retirement. I think he’s just done.
    There are only three players on medical retirement.

  17. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 8:25 am

    Actually, Bailey and Cookus were the point recruiters on this guy.

  18. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 8:30 am

    They’re holding a scholarship for a DT/NT who is completing school work.
    As of now, Penitito Faalologo and Kory Rasmussen — both are over 290 pounds — are rotating at the nose. Kennedy Tulimasealii can play there in sub-packages. Eperone Moananu also can play there. For now, Gus Lavaka is slated for the offensive line. But he also can play DT/NT.

  19. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 8:32 am

    Not sure who works the technical side.
    I do know that there was a cache problem on the the Hawaii Warrior World and Hawaii Prep World sites. Those problems were addressed, I believe.
    Hey, I just wake up and write. Sometimes I’m not fully awake when I write.

  20. Old School Dave June 11, 2015 9:24 am

    I believe I read that TE Josh Long had a head injury from a skate board accident prior to fall camp in 2013. Very unfortunate. Need to be careful with head injuries. I wish him the best.

  21. Rodney June 11, 2015 10:26 am

    Outstanding TE
    Now can we get help at the center position.

  22. Andrew June 11, 2015 10:31 am


    I can’t wait to see Stubblefield finally in action and see Ewaliko in a much more expanded role. With those two I think they can really stretch the field and have a legit deep threat.

  23. Old Diver June 11, 2015 10:51 am

    Interesting, if Davasyia Hagger runs a TRUE 4.6, forty he would be one of the fastest players on the team. He would be the diamond in the ruff Chow is looking for.

  24. oneseason June 11, 2015 11:12 am

    Mr. Haggar sounds like a great addition. After the results of the last 3 years, Coach Chow is seems to be in the unenviable position of being blamed for everything bad and given credit for none of the good. But Coach Chow brought in (had to bring in?) almost a completely new coaching staff for year 4, and I think will deserve credit or blame depending upon their success this season. Coach Chow must know that a win against Colorado will set the stage for possible post season play, and a loss would likely portend a 1 Win – 5 Loss season start. I am really looking forward to see Coach Chow and staff lead the Rainbow Warriors against Colorado. Let’s Go Bows!

  25. Andrew June 11, 2015 11:23 am


  26. Andrew June 11, 2015 11:29 am


    Yeah Colorado is pretty much a must win. I don’t know how Colorado is looking this year but if they’re anything like they were last year, this is a very winnable game. I would almost say Hawaii could be a favorite. Colorado did beat us last year in Boulder but had our QB play been a little more efficient like it was towards the end of the year, that would have been a win. Colorado was pretty horrible. We pretty much had no offensive production in that game and we still stuck close with them the entire game.

  27. oneseason June 11, 2015 11:48 am

    26 … Yes. 4 field goals is all UH could muster. It looks like Colorado is looking to their QB, Sefo Liufau, to perform well. It will be UH with Wittek from USC and Colorado with Liufau from American Samoa. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210144606

  28. Andrew June 11, 2015 12:03 pm


    Yeah only 4 field goals and they were still in striking distance in the end. Had Schroder and Gant been on the field, that’s a W. I was at the game and Liufau did not look that impressive. Their fans are not very confident in their team either. A lot of CU fans approached us outside before the game saying they think UH was going to win because CU sucks. They won but I’m sure that was a difficult game for their fans to watch too.

  29. st. anthony trojan June 11, 2015 12:22 pm

    Seems the mess is getting messier…leave it to UH admin to always do the wrong thing…with that athletic dept…..guess it will end sum-where…problem is…we only see bits n pieces over a very long period of time (3 years debt)…then try to hash it out n see…. WHO THE REAL CULPRIT ARE….

    HIRING AN OUTSIDE ATTORNEY…to file charges for a 2,000 plus old bill from 3 years ago n paying 100 k does not seem…to me ne way…a good return for the use of taxpayer money…BUT ME IS REMINDED OF THE MILLION OR SO OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ….to defend it self at the legislature during the Wonder blunder…

    Me is kinda sure that when this mess is over…it will cost the taxpayers more then the 1.4 million in question…funny how egos get in the way of commonsense so many times…just to win….yet that same attitude is not even thought of when it comes th the athletic dept…at least for the admin…towards athletics…

  30. oneseason June 11, 2015 12:24 pm

    # 28 … The CU fans were pretty hilarious on their Ralphie Report blog when Bryant Moniz ran on them instead of just passing in the 2011 UH win. They are a self-deprecating group of fans based on the postings. This is Mike MacIntyre’s 3rd year at Colorado. He seems to have worked wonders with San Jose State in 3 years.; the 2012 season had wins against CSU, SDSU, Navy, Texas State, and BYU … and the 17-20 loss to Stanford. He has two more years of head coaching experience compared to Coach Chow, and I don’t think he has had the staff turnover that Chow has had.
    Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State 2010: 1-12
    Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State 2011: 5-7
    Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State 2012: 10-2
    Mike MacIntyre, Colorado 2013: 4-8
    Mike MacIntyre , Colorado 2014: 2-10
    Norm Chow, Hawaii 2012: 3-9
    Norm Chow, Hawaii 2013: 1-11
    Norm Chow, Hawaii 2014: 4-9

  31. st. anthony trojan June 11, 2015 12:33 pm

    Norm Chow, Hawaii 2015: 7-6

    what ur guess ?

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid June 11, 2015 12:43 pm

    Good looking recruit.

    Very exciting to consider what we’ll look like with Wittek at QB and the receivers we have. Or even with Woolsey for that matter. Waiting for that first snap, first game.


  33. Inyoface. June 11, 2015 1:34 pm

    A good defense is a great offense.

  34. Warrior Dave June 11, 2015 2:11 pm

    Wonder Blunder pricetag. Dollars lost was $250,000. The only reason it went over a million dollars was because Upper Campus hired outside attornies to represent them and advise them at the legislature hearings. I think the bill to investigate and try to retrieve money was under $100 000.

  35. Warrior Dave June 11, 2015 2:14 pm


    Lucky if we get 4 to 5 wins this year. But I’ll be there every home game and at Ohio State.

  36. st. anthony trojan June 11, 2015 2:15 pm

    Really… this link says it was 1.3 million…


  37. st. anthony trojan June 11, 2015 2:18 pm

    WD… read they hired outside attorney for this coaching mess also …maybe that attorney in NY.. would have given a discount rate huh… he he he

  38. slaya June 11, 2015 2:27 pm

    UH has a big time QB this year in Wittek; they have some pretty decent wideouts, the RB’s are so-so; the OL has a couple of good starters in Ben Clarke and Dejon Allen but the depth at OL is a huge concern. When you have 2 true freshmen that are listed as the primary backups that have never played a down(these are not exactly 4 star recruits either), you are in bad shape; Chow should have gone after more JC O-lineman this past year. Its too bad cause Wittek is a good QB but he is going to be a sitting duck back there and he may not last the whole season with the pounding he is about to take……

  39. Old School Dave June 11, 2015 3:01 pm

    Word just out: Wisconsin QB Aaron Kafentzis has enrolled at Nevada.


  40. oneseason June 11, 2015 4:18 pm

    When a government employee needs a lawyer to answer question from another state employee, something is very wrong. When the answering government employee has access to an internal legal department, yet does not to include them in the process, something is even more very wronger 🙂

  41. Akamai Okole June 11, 2015 6:37 pm

    Great Evening All!


  42. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 7:28 pm

    I think his name is Austin Kafentzis

  43. Rodney June 11, 2015 7:47 pm

    Happy for Max with addition of TE
    We need help at OL
    Center and back up LT
    Urban play up!!!!!!!!

  44. Old School Dave June 11, 2015 8:08 pm

    ST: Austin. My bad.

    I guess Gary Andersen at Oregon State lost interest in him or maybe there were no scholarships available.

  45. cappie the dog June 11, 2015 8:19 pm

    I was looking forward to seeing Quentin Torres-Costa move into the starting rotation next season for the ‘Bows.

    35th round.

    When you’re drafted that low, you don’t get a lot of leeway. One bad season and you can get cut.

    Scott Squier is going to pitch next season, even though his ERA is hovering around seven, because he was drafted relatively high.

    Matt Flores.

    Low-round draft pick.

    One and done.

  46. el burro sabio June 11, 2015 8:20 pm

    As requested yesterday, can one of the resident attorneys help the masses understand why Amanda might need an attorney?

  47. cappie the dog June 11, 2015 8:31 pm


    First they win the Palm d’or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and now this,

    a victory in the World Cup.

    Look out Germany!!!

  48. st. anthony trojan June 11, 2015 8:46 pm

    oneseason….so very true… n when a senate question UH staff at the tune of 1.3 million…to recover 250,000 or try to recover n ask why n how did that happen…
    is more then stupid… n drag it on for days n days…all the while paying outside attorneys…is just insane….just so they could be on the nightly news…

  49. kapakahi June 11, 2015 8:47 pm


    re: #8 & #18

    No mention of Taylor……so implied that not the DT/NT prospect that you are referring to.

    Though maybe not the same DT/NT prospect that you are referring to, is the ’15 Cali HS DT/NT prospect (who signed with a rival MWC program back in 2015 but apparently never attended there) still a possibility to join UH for this coming season?

  50. kapakahi June 11, 2015 8:50 pm


    re: #50

    Meant…..’14 Cali HS DT/NT prospect……who signed with a rival MWC program back in 2014 but apparently never attended there.

  51. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 9:53 pm

    Re: Amanda
    She’s not allowed to respond during an on-going case. If you’re being attacked and unable to speak up, it’s a good idea to hire somebody to speak on your behalf.

  52. Stephen Tsai June 11, 2015 9:56 pm

    It doesn’t appear Taylor is eligible to play.
    NT/DT is working on meeting eligibility requirements.

  53. el burro sabio June 11, 2015 10:04 pm

    Thank you ST

  54. SteveM June 12, 2015 12:18 am

    RE: #35
    Warrior Dave — are you attending the Ohio State game with a tour group or traveling independently?
    If a tour group (i.e. Panda), you might be on the same tour as A-House and 3-Prong. See…


    Any others planning to attend any UH football road games this year should post here on the blog or email me whatever logistical info you have for inclusion. Note only blog names are used.

  55. Tempmanoa June 12, 2015 3:04 am

    There are some good video highlights online on Davasyia. A true under the radar guy that surfaced too late for some other problems that have filled their slots. Based on what Tsai says this is a great get by Bailey, our new coordinator.

    This guy will let us open the passing game and attack with four receivers and create mismatches against smaller defenders or less agile linebackers also making it harder to blitz.

  56. A-House June 12, 2015 7:27 am

    when I was a claims adjuster, the late Wally Fujiyama told me when plaintiff’s counsel files an action, it’s always best to name ALL defendants and attach an “others” clause { aka John Does }

    cause if he sues an employee, his employer, especially if it’s the State or City & County, then their legal counsel cannot represent the employee because there would be a conflict of interest

    perhaps Amanda is caught in this situation

    Good tactic? heck yes, as there were many occasions where the insurance company contributed to the settlement just to be released from the civil action – much cheaper than trying to defend.

    “coverage” was not the question, but COST!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Inyoface June 12, 2015 8:24 am

    Utah St. played a game in Wisconsin in 2012 that ended up in a 16-14 lost. If they could hang around that game so can we.

  58. Warrior Dave June 12, 2015 8:41 am


    Yes I will be seeing A House and his ohana on the Panda tour. We’ve been to a number of away games together. Awesome e travel companions.

  59. kapakahi June 12, 2015 9:36 am


    Are we referring to the same DT/NT (’14 Cali HS prospect who signed with a rival MWC program back in 2014 but apparently never attended there)?

  60. Andrew June 12, 2015 9:53 am


    Wisconsin also has a whole new coaching staff. Hopefully there will be growing pains for them in learning a new system.

  61. H-man June 12, 2015 10:34 am

    Wisconsin might be better this season with Paul Chryst taking over the Badger program. When he was Wisconsin’s Offensive Coordinator, “Chryst oversaw the most explosive offenses in Wisconsin history. During his last two seasons as UW’s offensive coordinator (2010 and 2011), the Badgers set a multitude of school and Big Ten records.” Dave Aranda is still the DC and I see Darante’ Jones as their DB coach.

  62. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2015 10:43 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=31463

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