JC wideout joining Warriors

The Warriors are adding height and depth.

Makoa Camanse-Stevens, a former Kamehameha Schools quarterback, has accepted an invitation to the Warriors’ training camp. He played the past two seasons at Arizona Western Junior College. He said he is 6 feet 4 and 205 pounds.

He will compete at wideout, a position to which he switched in the middle of the 2014 season, although it is believed he also has the skill sets to even play on defense. Camanse-Stevens competed in basketball and volleyball at Kamehameha. At the 2012 PIAA combine, he completed the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds, the second-fastest time among participants.

After his third semester at Arizona Western, Camanse-Stevens was undecided about his football future. He was enrolled at Windward Community College during the past spring semester.

“I re-evaluated my priorities and what I wanted to do,” Camanse-Stevens said. “I guess I decided I wasn’t done playing football, and I wanted to finish it out. I really wanted to join UH’s team. I wanted to play in front of my family and loved ones. I’m very thankful coach (Norm) Chow is giving me the opportunity.”

Camanse-Stevens added: “I like that (Chow) was straight-up with me. He didn’t knock around the bush. He told me how it is. I appreciate that. He’s a very honest person.”

Camanse-Stevens said he received notice on Tuesday that he had been admitted into UH. He will have three years to play two seasons.

Camanse-Stevens has trained under Chad Ikei. He said he also has worked out with UH quarterback Ikaika Woolsey. Although he cannot compete in UH’s offseason conditioning program, future teammates invited him to participate in the players-run unsupervised workouts.

His highlights: Camanse-Stevens videos


  1. 3-Prong June 25, 2015 10:33 am

    Good Morning Hawaii

  2. jimmy the lock June 25, 2015 10:41 am

    Damn ads.

    Tall buggah he is.

    Saw the bookmark comment in the previous blog…if you are unfamiliar with that term then “favorite” is the equivalent.

    If you don’t know either browser terms then you shall suffer the “takes forever to find the latest blog” disease.

    Knowledge is power.

  3. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2015 10:45 am

    I went into the office yesterday (for the first time in a couple weeks), logged on to the blog, and noticed the “last” post listed was the Carpenter entry from two weeks ago.
    Then I went home, tried the same thing with my backup laptop, and the same problem.
    Hopefully, the glitches will be corrected by training camp.

  4. Rodney June 25, 2015 10:55 am

    ST when does camp start?
    Any news on DL/NT?

  5. tom June 25, 2015 11:12 am


    ST says about the blog #3: “Hopefully, the glitches will be corrected by training camp.”

    Hope burns eternal in the human heart!

  6. SteveM June 25, 2015 11:31 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome Makoa Camanse-Stevens!

    el burro sabio June 25, 2015 at 7:51 am
    Mr. A-House, try change your bookmark to http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/category/warrior-beat/?php
    Works for me, promise.

    A-House & ST — appending the “?php above is apparently necessary to get the current blog list.
    Note that if you merely bookmark/favorite after you get the current listing, the “?php” is not automatically copied by your browser. You must manually add the ?php to your bookmark once it is made–you have to do this only once (or until the next new problem appears). Depending on the browser, the menu item that shows all your bookmarks on one screen will normally allow you to edit (append the ?php).

  7. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2015 11:44 am

    Aug. 4 — Report
    Aug. 5 — First practice

  8. jimmy the lock June 25, 2015 11:53 am

    SteveM, no need edit the bookmark after you create it to add in the ?php. Just copy the link with the ?php and paste it in the address bar – press enter – then bookmark the page.

  9. Akamai Okole June 25, 2015 12:22 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Welcome back Mr. Camanse-Stevens.

  10. Akamai Okole June 25, 2015 12:23 pm

    A healing thought for some ailing Tsaikos and their Ohana.

  11. BigFan June 25, 2015 12:25 pm

    I think SteveM is just trying to make it clear to those who are not computer savvy. JTL, I do it the way you stated but I still think it shouldn’t be that difficult for the blogmasters to fix that glitch. It should be done for the occasional blogger or new ones who may not know what the issue is.

  12. Hodad June 25, 2015 12:31 pm

    So Stephen,

    what ever happened to that Jordan guy? Why and how was he fired?

  13. Inyoface June 25, 2015 12:32 pm

    That’s why I think the lack of comments, everyone getting lost. Looks like Chow wants the ball out of the QB’s hand’s as quickly as possible. Loading up on some tall receiver’s!

  14. NotNasti June 25, 2015 12:47 pm

    Re: Latest Blog post
    I go to staradvertiser.com. ST’s current blog is found in the sports section under Warrior World and in the Blog section. Never had a problem finding the latest post. I also can find it by going to the previous day’s blog, at the bottom, there will be a link to the current post.

  15. st. anthony trojan June 25, 2015 1:06 pm

    Yea… NotNatsi has the solution…especially for us away from the state n not get the physical paper to read…

    Me have the SA BOOKED MARKED.. n read the headlines first… them obit…then scroll down to warrior world.. n presto…it is always there…me click on the preceding days blog to see what happened while me was sleeping .. then click the new ST link to the present blog..

  16. Old School Dave June 25, 2015 1:10 pm

    Story with a Hawaii connection. I remember this player when he was a backup QB at Kaiser a few years ago. Good sized player who is well travelled – 6 transfers in 4 years of high school. He is now a Utah commit, probably being looked at as a linebacker. UH, Arizona, Colorado, and USU have also offered Neves.


  17. jimmy the lock June 25, 2015 1:17 pm

    BigFan, It’ll be more difficult for a non-computer savvy person to edit a bookmark. 😆

  18. z June 25, 2015 1:40 pm

    Wow. Found it. Had to use STs tweet link.

    Nice to see players wanting to play for the home team.

    Welcome Makoa.

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2015 2:39 pm

    Welcome back, Makoa!


  20. nutmegger June 25, 2015 5:22 pm

    7pm tonight at Pearl Ridge Elementary Cafeteria is a “town hall” meeting to discuss UH Athletics shortfall. On KITV news Mercado-Kim said that 78% of her constituents are against providing more money to UH for athletics. She will be at the town hall along with UH coaches including N.Chow. News reporter recommended fans should go.

  21. Ipu Man June 25, 2015 6:11 pm

    I remember when we had a “Kim” tsaiko.
    Looked just like the North Korean beloved leader.
    Wonder if he lurks…

  22. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2015 11:45 pm

    I’m not really sure how well she knows her “constituents” given that she lost her last election in November.
    I’m sure any financial query can be shot down. Should public money be used to subsidize the UH law school? Seventy-eight percent of people probably would say: why should we have more lawyers? Should taxpayers subsidize the zoo? Heck, no, let the tourists and elementary-school parents pay for it.
    You get the picture.
    It’s easier to say “no” than to come up with creative ways to make money. Because, come on, what lawmaker has found ways to raise money other than through taxes or click-it-or-ticket violations?

  23. HawaiiMongoose June 26, 2015 3:02 am

    ST, your remarks on Mercado-Kim’s comment are right on. I’m also disappointed that our politicians as well as the UH administration are either uninformed about or unwilling to discuss the importance of athletics to building a positive brand image of the university. They all seem to think that UH should be above having to market itself to potential students, when the reality is that major state universities all over the country are engaged in an intense competition to grow their tuition-paying enrollment. There are multiple studies that show having a successful football program can increase the number of applicants to a school, and yet our politicians and administrators just can’t seem to grasp that money spent on athletics is an investment with a high potential payback. Real leaders would be educating the public about this, not passively hiding behind poll results.

  24. BigFan June 26, 2015 3:17 am

    #23, Right on. I used to support Donna as she is in my district but no longer. I agree it’s a short sighted way to look at things regarding the constituents remark. Miss the days of Gov. Burns who was a big UH supporter. Not only athletics but wanting to make the entire school a flagship school that the state could be proud of.

  25. H-man June 26, 2015 4:19 am

    Hodad, Jordan Wynn, who was the QB coach and did the play- calling in 2014, became surplus when Chow hired Don Bailey as the new Offensive Coordinator. I guess it’s like musical chairs. When the music stopped, there was no chair for Jordan Wynn. There was no official announcement by Chow or UH Athletics, but it was made known on this blog that his contract simply was not renewed.

  26. Old School Dave June 26, 2015 6:14 am

    Donna Kim is a Washington State graduate.

    Utah State’s request for $1.5 million from their State legislature to help fund their athletics was approved. This is a small state that has 5 other 4-year schools playing football. This is another reason why UH has fallen behind other MWC schools.

  27. Stephen Tsai June 26, 2015 9:46 am

    Good job. Thanks.

  28. Stephen Tsai June 26, 2015 9:46 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=31564

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