The Warriors today received commitments from:
• Justin Vele, an all-state defensive end from Farrington High. Vele said he made a “soft” commitment to the UH coaches this morning. He is related to former Warriors Vince Manuwai of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Wayne Hunter of the New York Jets.
• Tavita Woodward, a defensive end/linebacker from Eastern Arizona. Woodward played at Kahuku High and McKinley High. He has three seasons of eligibility.
• Chinedu Amadi, a wideout who goes by his middle name of Promise. He is from Chino High, Greg Salas’ alma mater.
Whoops, also add:
• Kendrick Van Ackeren, a safety from Bellevue (Wash.) High. Van Ackeren was the Seattle Times’ 3A Defensive Player of the Year for the state of Washington. Van Ackeren told the Warrior Beat he will play weakside linebacker at UH.
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Former UH slotback Greg Salas arrived in Mobile, Ala., in preparation for next week’s Senior Bowl. But the most important days are the mid-week practices and interviews with NFL personnel directors and scouts.
Former UH running back Alex Green had a difficult start in the East-West Shrine Game, fumbling on the opening series. But his work in East-West practices and his 2010 season will negate that one miscue. The most important test comes at the end of next month when he auditions at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
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Allan “Rubberband Man” Hackbarth has been a regular at Warrior volleyball games this season. He should be in attendance for today’s 5:10 p.m. rematch against Stanford.
The volleyball Warriors are quite athletic. Not only are they skilled soccer players — they do that as part of their warmups — but they all can dunk. Here’s Steven Hunt:
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Happy birthday to Jeannie Lee, who actually was named after this show: