Wideout Darius Bright of City College of San Franciso told the Warrior Beat he has accepted a UH scholarship offer.
Bright is 6 feet 5, 225 pounds and capable of running 40 yards in about 4.5 seconds.
He will enroll at UH this coming week, and participate in the offseason conditioning program and spring practice.
CCSF coach George Rush said Bright also was being recruited by Oklahoma.
Bright missed two games in 2009 because of migraines. In eight games, he caught 21 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns.
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Former UH defensive end Melila Purcell still has not abandoned hopes of playing again in the NFL.
Purcell spent two years on the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad.
Last year, he suffered a severe ankle injury. He reached an injury settlement with the Browns that allowed him to receive essentially a buyout while also having the NFL’s workman’s comp plan pay for his surgery and rehabilitation. In exchange, the Browns were able clear his spot on the roster.
Purcell is undergoing physical-therapy treatment on Kauai. The hope is he will be fully recovered before the start of training camp this summer.
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You’ve seen it at every local wedding reception. The lights dim, the music starts and the old folks starting heading for the parking structure.
But sometimes — sometimes — Uncle stays around and leads the Electric Slide.
Last night’s volleyball crowd might not have been younger, but it acted that way. Part of it has to do with the cheerleaders, band, the Rubberband Man and the guy with the green glasses. A greater part has to do with the Warriors’ renewed enthusiasm. Opposite attacker Jonas Umlauft has created opportunities for left-side hitter Joshua Walker, whose loud spikes are ooh-and-aah inducing. Also, the Warriors are playing gritty defense, and first-year head coach Charlie Wade acknowledges that Hawai‘i fans love good defense.
The party just might be starting.
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One of the cool things about men’s volleyball is the casual atmosphere. Win or lose, the players get a lei from the aunties and a nice meal in the hospitality area. And everybody knows everybody on a first-name basis, even the coaches and referees.
The other night, Penn State coach Mark Pavlik’s tooth implant fell out during the match. After the match, he was proudly showing the metal piece to boosters, much the way a kid shows his parents his first lost tooth. In sports, getting a coach to talk after a game often is like pulling teeth. In men’s volleyball, that’s a good thing.