Saint Louis QB chooses Warriors

Saint Louis School quarterback Chevan Cordeiro has made a verbal commitment to play for the Warriors in 2018, Crusaders coach Cal Lee confirmed today.

Lee said Cordeiro, who will be a senior this coming academic year, told the UH coaches he will accept a 2018 scholarship.

Cordeiro was the primary understudy to Tua Tagovailoa the past two seasons. Tagovaiola enrolled at Alabama in January and competed in the Crimson Tide’s spring practice this past semester.

“He probably could have started anywhere else,” Saint Louis quarterbacks coach Vinny Passas said of Cordeiro. “He dedicated himself to getting bigger and stronger and faster.”

Passas said Cordeiro is 6 feet 1, 180 pounds and can clean 275 pounds.

“He can make all the throws — the short ones, the intermediate routes, and the deep balls,” Passas said. “He has the opportunity (this season) to really showcase the type of talent he has.”

Passas said Cordeiro is quiet but “leads by example. He tries to be the first one out there (on the field). He wants to be the first one in conditioning sprints. … He’s always physical in the weight room.”

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Yeah, yeah, we know summer does not officially start for another 22 days.

But it was hot this morning, UH’s Summer Session I started last week, and the Warriors today began the latest cycle of offseason workouts.

So, guess what, it’s summer.

Right tackle Matt Norman, left guard John Wa‘a, center/guard Chris Posa, right guard JR Hensley and center/guard/tackle Fred Ulu-Perry
Strength/conditioning coordinator Bubba Reynolds and defensive end Meffy Koloamatangi
Meffy Koloamatangi
Defensive tackle Kalepo Naotala
Defensive lineman Zeno Choi
Quarterback Kyle Gallup
Running back Genta Ito


  1. SteveM May 30, 2017 12:56 pm

    Summer is here, ST.

  2. Bryson May 30, 2017 1:04 pm

    Saw Genta Ito riding his bike near university yesterday,he has some tree trunks for legs…

  3. Stephen Tsai May 30, 2017 1:28 pm

    Genta knows squat.

  4. Captain Ron May 30, 2017 1:48 pm

    Early in the season last year Coach Rolo said he hadn’t decided what to call their style of offense. I don’t think he ever chose one. Let’s suggest some names for the offense and defense for this season. How about Tsunami for either or both? Our Tsunami offense will inundate you. Our Tsunami defense will overwhelm and engulf you. Got any suggestions?

  5. raider dog May 30, 2017 1:56 pm

    How about Pit Bull Defense, once we bite you we never let go. For offense Warrior air raid, the bombing will never stop so get ready to be lit up.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid May 30, 2017 2:02 pm

    Warriors shining bright in the summer sun!

    We had a nickname for the Warrior defense a few years ago – “The Manoa Poi Company. Just bring it, we’ll pound it!”

    Good news about the Crusader QB! Welcome!

  7. H-Man May 30, 2017 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the great pics. Jus trying to temper my enthusiasm this summer, but these pics with the players continuing their workouts to stay in condition will pay huge dividends in the 4th quarter and later in the season.

  8. SteveM May 30, 2017 2:42 pm

    RE: #4
    The last time a coach came up with a catchy offensive name, I think he called it the “Hula-T” 🙂

  9. Andrew May 30, 2017 3:04 pm

    Did they release any info on where else he received offers from?

  10. H-Man May 30, 2017 3:25 pm

    Check this site for the latest on players’ offer(s) from Prepworld:

  11. tom May 30, 2017 4:03 pm


    DPK #5 – strange you should mention the Manoa Poi Company – do you have a spy camera in my apartment as I am wearing that tee-shirt right now – with the Tsaiko in the front!

  12. tom-warriornation May 30, 2017 4:11 pm


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  13. kalua pig May 30, 2017 4:14 pm

    cordeiro looks 165 lbs. tops.

  14. Ipu Man May 30, 2017 4:36 pm

    Aloha CC. 🙂

  15. Ipu Man May 30, 2017 4:38 pm

    Tsunami sounds great for a nick name for the team.
    Electric Eels might be good for the offense.

  16. iceebear May 30, 2017 5:22 pm

    The only issue I would have with “tsunami” is that if there is ever a devastating natural one in Hawaii or a place like Japan again that “strikes close to home”, it could become “politically incorrect” to use.

  17. Ron May 30, 2017 5:34 pm

    Miami dosen’t have a problem being the Hurricanes.

  18. Ipu Man May 30, 2017 6:21 pm

    Go for Broke offense?
    Ninja defense?

  19. rabbit ears May 30, 2017 6:36 pm

    #11 guess you are not buying for UCLA road game?

  20. Haleakala May 30, 2017 7:03 pm

    Very nice to have Chevan on board with the Warriors in the future.

  21. tom-warriornation May 30, 2017 7:06 pm

    rabbit ears: yes I am; this ticket office will call me back in early June to let me know the location/price of the tickets at this Rose Bowl. I have a list of 100+ fans that is going to this UCLA game!

  22. Haleakala May 30, 2017 7:06 pm

    It does not need to be said that St. Louis has turned out some very decent quarterbacs in recent years.

  23. Captain Ron May 30, 2017 7:33 pm

    Watching UH-UNLV FOOTBALL GAME from 2016 on OC16. Halftime now.

  24. rabbit ears May 30, 2017 9:17 pm

    Tom-warrior nation. Thank you I will forward your contact information to my daughter in LA.

  25. Thomas ip6 May 30, 2017 11:46 pm

    Yes put my order in for UCLA game with warrior nation

    Pride rock play like a warrior

  26. cappie the dog May 31, 2017 9:13 am

    I remember thinking how odd it was to see the Kennedys on stage with Arnold when he won the California governorship.

    So ideologically disparate the two sides.

    If Tua Tagovailoa ever becomes the Crimson Tide starting QB, I’m going to transform from an Alabama hater to a Alabama lover.

    It will be hard, but I don’t want their fans to blame the “Hawaiian kid” for destroying the program.

    If Tagovailoa succeeds at Alabama, I don’t think we’ll ever see another blue chip local product ever commit to Hawaii.

    All the major programs will be looking at the islands.

  27. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2017 10:56 am

    New post:

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