Leilehua lineman chooses Warriors

Leilehua High lineman Netane Muti told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has made an oral commitment to play for the Warriors. Here’s the skinny:

> The basics: Muti is 6 feet 4 and 280 pounds. And he’s not done growing. He’s a senior whose 17th birthday is in March.

> Projection: Muti can play on both sides of the line, but he is expected to compete at d-tackle for the Warriors.

> Hidden gem: Muti was born in Tonga, and didn’t play organized football until two years ago following a growth spurt. He actually gained buzz a week ago when Mililani coaches raved about his skills following a scrimmage between the Central Oahu teams.

> H-2 pipeline: Muti joins Mililani quarterback McKenzie Milton and wideout Kalakaua Timoteo as 2016 UH commits.

> The write-up: Star-Advertiser story

> The highlights: Muti videos

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Offensive linemen Arona Amosa and Eperone Moananu lead the singing in this video: Hawaii’s got talent

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At the end of Saturday’s practice, the offensive and defensive linemen competed to catch a sky punt (launched from the JUGS machine). Nose tackle Kory Rasmussen made the catch, meaning the offense had to run a lap.

Here’s the video: Kory Rasmussen catch

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Quite possibly, UH is the only college football team with linebackers of Filipino and Cuban ancestry:

Simon Poti and Julian Gener
Simon Poti and Julian Gener

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LA KISS: Charles Clay, Brenden Daley and Kody Afusia
LA KISS: Charles Clay, Brenden Daley and Kody Afusia


  1. truegreen August 9, 2015 7:32 am

    First! Good morning, yay Central Oahu,sounds like a great get. Welcome!

  2. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2015 7:42 am

    I do like the LA KISS uniforms.

  3. Boya_jr August 9, 2015 7:52 am

    Go Warriors!

  4. Ipu Man August 9, 2015 7:56 am

    How do you say Welcome in Tonganese?

  5. Ipu Man August 9, 2015 7:57 am

    Looks like the LA Kiss needs a shoe sponsor 🙁

  6. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2015 8:11 am

    Talitali fiefia

  7. tom-warriornation August 9, 2015 9:18 am

    30 yard line seats at the Hawaii-Reno road game this Oct. 24
    Behind our Warrior bench–next to the UH section.
    Come sit with other Hawaii fans including former players & the families of current players.

    Come support our boys! Reno baby!
    There should be a few hundred Hawaii fans at this game!
    Let’s try to fill our portion of the stadium with GREEN shirts!
    Ticket price is $40 (UH office is $45 & at 10 yard line).

    50 yard line seats at the Hawaii-UNLV road game this Nov. 7
    There should be a few thousand Hawaii fans at this game!
    Let’s try to fill half the stadium with GREEN shirts!
    Ticket price is $55 (UH office is $60 & near end zone).

    tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com or text me at 415-324-0585.

  8. islandman August 9, 2015 9:27 am

    Shane Austin threw 101 TD’s in 18 regular season Arena Football League games this year (Cleveland Gladiators franchise record) .

  9. kapakahi August 9, 2015 9:34 am


    Thanks for the info on Beaune.

    Any info on why Packer, Clements, and Tago didn’t any reps yesterday (even though they were all suited up)?

  10. A-House August 9, 2015 10:25 am

    2nd consecutive day no access via “internet” – must go through “chrome”

    is it our computer or the internet?

  11. A-House August 9, 2015 10:28 am

    will the latest commit have a “wandering eye” like the WR later?

    his words does indicate he’ll remain stead fast in his commitment – yet, things change daily

  12. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2015 10:56 am

    They have nagging injuries. They were in the “pit” with Beemer yesterday.

  13. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2015 11:02 am

    I’m not having access problems with my cell or laptop. Since I live across the street from you, unless Sasaki is stealing your WiFi, you should be OK.

  14. SteveM August 9, 2015 11:06 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to the future Warriors, Netane Muti!

  15. SteveM August 9, 2015 11:14 am

    RE: #10
    A-House — if Chrome works for you, then it is not the internet.
    I started to use Chrome for certain things because it has its own built-in “Flash” supposedly safer than the now black-listed Flash player. Is your problem that certain photos, movies, animations, and games do not automatically appear except in Chrome?

  16. Old School Dave August 9, 2015 11:33 am

    Rainy and muggy morning in Manoa. Staying in the dorms during camp makes a difference for the team.

    Regarding this latest UH commit: – Chad Kauhaahaa is on the prowl, no doubt.

  17. Derek August 9, 2015 11:47 am

    June Jones was at the Mililani-St. Louis scrimmage last night. I’m sure he has some thoughts on what he saw. All I know is that Milton is a playmaker. He reminds me of Johnny Manziel. He just executes and makes play after play. It is exciting times for UH.

  18. kapakahi August 9, 2015 12:52 pm


    Thanks for the info on the “pit”.

    BTW, you thinking about UH’s other early verbal commit and Mililani HS WR Timoteo……as in “Kalakaua”?

  19. Bigwave96744 August 9, 2015 3:01 pm

    Or maybe he was thinking about Kalakaua, as in the King, the Street, the Gym, the Basketball Club?

    Kapakahi, Good thing he didn’t mistake you for Keeaumoku.

  20. Rodney August 9, 2015 3:31 pm

    Saw Mckenzie Milton vs Saints.He is magical!!
    York got another great team.That defense pretty aggresive
    Saints missing something.Defense is
    a little better than last yr.
    Offensively can’t figure out if they wanna
    play up tempo cause if they are its a little
    slow for my liking.Me thinks they should
    huddle and work on that run game.

  21. PONO August 9, 2015 3:34 pm

    Looks like we got an under the radar guy. Looks like a RS candidate since he is so young and still growing. Could end up being a beast, 6’5 325lbs.

  22. cappie the dog August 10, 2015 4:31 am


    Thank you for that stat.

    I wonder if Lebron ever went to a Gladiators game.

    Who would have ever guessed that Austin would have more success as a professional football player than Colt Brennan.

  23. cappie the dog August 10, 2015 4:37 am



    Line breaks and everything.

    Did you know there was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in poetry who worked at the UH English department?

    you look
    at the acknowledgments section
    of any
    Lois-Ann Yamanaka
    you’ll see her

  24. A-House August 10, 2015 7:21 am

    ST: #13

    neva thought of that, but would Sasaki-san really do that?

    Guess we need to contact Hawaiian Tel and get this corrected!

  25. A-House August 10, 2015 7:24 am

    SteveM: #15

    nope, we could not get the Warrior Beat via the “explorer” – the circle would go round and round on the “icon”

    this “locked” the rest of the computer – tried to by-pass the blog, but computer just “froze” on us

  26. Ipu Man August 10, 2015 8:11 am

    Maybe June scouting who his players will be
    when he returns as UH coach 🙂

  27. Stephen Tsai August 10, 2015 8:16 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=32455

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