It is a credit to special teams and the defensive secondary that Damien Packer and Josh Donovan will go on scholarship beginning this summer.
Packer and Donovan — similar to Mike Martin, who earlier had been promised a scholarship — earned their way first as special-team players and then as safeties. Further back, each attracted attention with their scout-team work.
One of UH’s inspirational placards is: Work like nobody’s watching.
Well, they are watching. Every play of every practice is recorded on video. For a walk-on, the reward is a scholarship.
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Offensive line coach Chris Naeole and intern Ed Ta‘amu departed yesterday to American Samoa to evaluate prospects. That means meeting with counselors and coaches.
Because the Rainbow Warriors still have a vacancy on the coaching staff, Ta‘amu took the recruiting test and has been authorized as an interim recruiter.
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Quarterback Jeremy Higgins said he played the final two quarters of Saturday’s scrimmage despite suffering an injury to his left (push-off) foot. Higgins’ foot was heavily wrapped after the scrimmage. Yesterday, he was walking with a noticeable limp. He should be ready when the Warriors begin their summer conditioning program in four weeks.