Running back Jared Leaf of Alhambra (Calif.) High told the Warrior Beat he has withdrawn his verbal commitment to San Jose State and will accept a football scholarship from the Warriors.
He said he is 6 feet 1 and 230 pounds.
He was a linebacker and running back at Alhambra, but will compete at running back for the Warriors.
HIs step-father is Erin Hall, a former Saint Louis School quarterback who led the Crusaders to an Oahu Prep Bowl title in the 1980s.
Leaf scored 2,030 on the SAT.
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Former UH slotback Greg Salas is now officially listed as 6 feet 1 and 207 pounds, according to agent Kenny Zuckerman. Salas is participating in the Senior Bowl, whose practices draw hundreds of representatives from NFL teams. Today was the official measurement session; the significant practices begin tomorrow.
“People love him,” Zuckerman said. “Hawaii guys always get a lot of attention at the Senior Bowl because they weren’t scouted as much during the season. They get scouted mostly when they’re on the road.”
Salas began his UH career as a left wideout. The past two seasons he played slotback.
“They’re looking at him as a guy who can do everything,” Zuckerman said. “They know he can play inside (receiver). He’s going to show people he can play outside, too. Versatility is the key in the NFL right now. He’s got the speed. He’s got the quickness out of the breaks. He’s impressive. If this kid were at USC, you’d be talking about a first-round pick.”
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Former UH linebacker Brashton Satele today signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets. After being one of the last cuts by the Jets in training camp, he was signed to their practice squad in November. Satele, who missed his senior season at UH because of a shoulder injury, suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Jets’ training camp. He now is fully healed.
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It is fitting that Stanford, with seven Isle-raised players on its roster, uses a volleyball offense rooted in Hawaii. Without a true opposite attacker, Stanford uses a scheme that spreads the passing duties and allows the traditional left-side hitters to both hit pipe sets and out of the back right. It was an offense the Rainbow Wahine used because of Jamie Houston. Going further back, the Warriors used the scheme when it had outside hitters Costas Theocharidis, Eyal Zimet and Tony Ching.
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A moment of silence for Jack LaLanne, the original strength and conditioning coach.