Quarterback Kevin Spain of Paradise Valley High in Arizona told The Warrior Beat he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
“I’m really happy about it,” said Spain, who is 6 feet 2 and 190 pounds. “I’ve always been a fan of Colt Brennan. I can’t wait to play in his offense.”
Spain also plays baseball and lacrosse.
Span attended Arizona State’s football camp. ASU already received a commitment from a quarterback. But ASU head coach recommended Spain to Greg McMackin. McMackin was Erickson’s defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks in the mid-1990s.
“I committed (to UH) today,” Spain said. “I’m super-excited about everything.”
Spain will be the sixth member of UH’s 2010 recruiting class.
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Dominick Sierra of La Habra High in Whittier, Calif., has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Sierra plays tight end, cornerback and safety, but is projected to compete at linebacker at UH. He is 6 feet 1 and 207 pounds. He runs 40 yards in 4.7 seconds.
Here’s a link to La Habra football:
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J-E-T-T. Jett! Jett! Jett!
The uniquely named Jett Jasper, a sophomore wideout from Kaua‘i, took a couple of minutes to chat with the Warrior Beat.
“The story has it when I was in my mom’s tummy, I was kicking around, like I was due to take off like a jet on an aircraft carrier. That’s why they named me Jett. I love how the name is Jett, and not many people have it. I feel special.”
T as in Tsai-ko:
“The two Ts are cool, too. I tell everyone the first T is silent. It’s kind of a joke.”
His family owns a popular restaurant on Kaua‘i called JJ’s Broiler.
“Everybody thinks it’s named after me. My grandfather, Jim Jasper, started it. It’s named after him. And it’s not named after June Jones.”
The family business:
“I worked in my restaurant since I could walk, doing dishes, putting away silverware. I helped prep cook. I can make almost everything on the menu. It’s been a great learning experience. I love barbecuing steak. On the grill, I can barbecue anything. I love it. The best thing to do is get the rib-eye and put a lot of salt on it. That’s all you need. Nothing fancy. No fancy sauce. Just rib-eye and salt.”
“I was born and raised on Kaua‘i. Not too many haole guys born and raised on Kaua‘i. It was a great experience. It made me stronger being a minority. I have tons of friends back home. i love them all. I felt accepted.”
If he had a vote on Super Ferry …
“I approve Super Ferry. It had more benefits than negatives. I did tons of projects on it. I had the perspective of being on the island. It would have helped out so many people. Too bad it’s gone.”
From futbol to football:
“I started playing soccer. I wanted to play football. My friends were playing football. I could hear them on the loudspeaker because the football stadium is right next to the soccer field. One day, I said, ‘I want to play football.’ My dad said OK. I was a tall, skinny kid, but that’s what I wanted to do.”
“It’s the best place in the world. It’s as simple as that.”
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Rich2176, doing his fan dance, was quite popular the other night. (He brought $5,000 worth of UH-UNLV football tickets.)
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Yes, very popular …