A year ago, Siaki Cravens left Utah, which will join the Pac-10 in the near future. Now he is an outside linebacker for the Warriors.
“No regrets at all,” Cravens said. “Nothing against Utah, but it wasn’t a good fit for me. I moved on. I’m 10 times happier here than in Utah, and I’ve only been here a week Definitely no regrets. I love it here. This was one of the best decisions I made.”
Cravens had signed with Utah in February 2008. He redshirted that year, then decided to leave after the 2009 spring semester. He attended Long Beach City College the past year.
Cravens, who is 6 feet 3 and 235 pounds, said it was an easy decision to transfer to UH. He said he likes the way the Warriors develop pass rushers — he cited Travis LaBoy, Melila Purcell III and David Veikune — and that he has relatives in Laie.
Cravens, who has three years to play three seasons, is enrolled in UH’s Summer Session II.
“I’m enjoying it out here,” Cravens said. “It’s Hawaii, so the weather’s great. The guys on the team are really good. They took me in real easy. They’re teaching me. The coaches and trainers have accepted me real well.”
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Since I’m not sure if people can find the blog or stories, here’s the link to running back Sterling Jackson joining the Warriors: Sterling Jackson
And thanks to the nocturnal Al, here is Jackson’s highlight video: Jackson video.
It finally appears as if offensive lineman Clayton Laurel has zapped the injury bug. He missed the 2009 season because of a fracture in his right leg. He did participate in spring training because of a fractured right wrist.
But he said the wrist injury did not require surgery, and he is now healthy.
Laurel, who will be a junior, gives the Warriors flexibility at tackle and guard.