The blog host’s story on Saint Louis School’s Devan Stubblefield committing to UH to play football and baseball did not make today’s paper edition because of space limitations. But there are no limits on the Internet, so here are a few excerpts from the story that should appear tomorrow. Maybe.
Vitals: 6 feet 1, 185 pounds.
Stats: 45 catches, 18.2 yards per catch, 117.3 receiving yards per game, 12 touchdowns.
Saint Louis coach Matt Wright said Stubblefield is “the best receiver in the state right now.”
Wright comparing Stubblefield and Texas A&M’s Jeremy Tabuyo, a former Crusader: “Maybe he’s not as fast vertically (as Tabuyo), but he’s a great route-runner. He’s strong and has great hands. You can put him at slotback or wideout. He has a great work ethic and he’s an overall great leader. UH is getting a gem on this one.”
Saint Louis baseball coach George Gusman said Stubblefield’s “ceiling is high because he plays (baseball) basically a little in the summer and in the spring. From just that little bit, he’s pretty darn good.”
Gusman said Stubblefield’s defense has improved as an outfielder: “That’s not a weakness anymore. And he can hit. He goes to all fields. He obviously can run. He’s got power. He’s very interesting.”
Wright: “There’s no off-the-field or character issues. As far as locker-room presence, he’s a dynamic leader. There’s not one facet I could say there’s a blemish on, except maybe sometimes he’s too nice.”
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Unfortunately, it appears that defensive tackle Moses Samia will miss at least two games because of a high-ankle sprain suffered against Navy. The math is not in his favor: UH has three games remaining.
Samia was injured on what appeared to be a chop block. An official, who watched video of the play, believed a flag should have been thrown. Navy officials apologized and wished Samia a speedy a recovery.
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Girl Scouts of Hawaii is honoring Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Ignacio, UH’s orthopedic surgeon, at tonight’s Woman of Distinction Dinner.