By some players, he is jokingly referred to as “Blake Soares” because of what they perceive as his resemblance to UH linebacker Blaze Soares.
But Josh Andrews has his own impressive credentials. The 2007 Mililani High graduate was an All-State player in 2006. In 2005, he was the O‘ahu Interscholastic Association Western Division’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Andrews has been working out with UH players four times a week. He hopes to join the Warriors as a non-scholarship player.
“He’s awesome,” said UH long-snapper Jake Ingram, also a Mililani High alumnus.
Andrews, who attended a Division II school last year, already is off to a good start. He trains under Harold “Fudge” Fajardo, the legendary Mililani strength coach.
Here’s the real Blaze:
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The word — OK, the picture — is out. I’m a lousy photographer. Offensive left tackle Ray Hisatake decided to help me, posing in this artsy way. That’s Clarence “Lafu” Tuioti-Mariner flashing the “Westside” sign.
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Tui‘atua Tuiasosopo, an All-State guard from Saint Louis School, has been working out regularly with the other UH offensive linemen. Tuiasosopo, who signed with UH in February, is on the training-camp roster:
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Sometimes being a walk-on has its privileges. For instance, a football scholarship can’t cover the full cost of a room in the new dorm. But walk-on receiver Jett Jasper has signed up for a room, thanks to the financial backing of his parents. What’s more, his room, which becomes available next month, faces the ocean.
Jasper, who will be a second-year freshman this fall, has served as host to the newcomers. He has taken the new quarterbacks to his secret snorkeling spots. Jasper said he had to find a really long board for 6-foot-5 Greg Alexander to use for a surf excursion.
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The offseason is one of the best times. The players are more relaxed, and their fun sides are revealed. Safety Spencer Smith demonstrated one of his talents to the gallery, which included Ronnie and Rob25.
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If you’re on the Windward side today, stop by Champs in Windward Mall. They have replicas of Colt Brennan’s Washington Redskin jerseys available. It’s $80 each, and XL is the only current size available . But it’s the burgundy jersey, so it looks pretty nice.