University of Hawaii (Rich Miano, Ron Lee and Dan Morrison*) Mike Tuiasosopo, Arizona* Dino Babers, UCLA* Viliami Tuivai, Boise State* Chris Tormey, Washington* Mike Walker, Washington State Keith Uperesa, UNLV* Mike Fanoga, New Mexico State* Ken Delgado, California* Tom Kaumeyer, SDSU* Brian Cabral, Colorado* Kyle Whittingham & Kalani Sitake, Utah Steve Kaufusi, BYU Chuck Walker, Pasadena CC Steve Caldwell, Tennessee Mark Banker, Oregon State Johnny Nancen, Idaho Brent Myers, Arizona State Tim Bowman, Western Oregon* Lole Takapu, College of the Canyons Tom Williams, San Jose State Kim McCloud, Nevada* Arizona Western JC* - will be speaking at the coaches' clinic.
The combine will consist of the normal athletic tests; 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, l-cone test and the bench press. The PIAA combine is unique in that they allow their prospects to bench reps at 185 pounds or 225 pounds.
Here is a list of the players we have already seen at the various combines and camps in the past year. Led by linebacker Jacob Barit from Saint Louis, DE/LB Sam-Earl Fehoko from Farrington, OL Sione Tau from Damien and DT Kaniela Tuipulotu from Kahuku, this is a talented crop of players and all have an excellent chance of going D1 when it's all said and done.
QB Bryson Beirne - Mid Pacific RB Devan Essner - Saint Louis WR Leaualofa Liilii - Aiea WR Justin Lord - Radford S Marc Moody - Saint Louis DT Ana Tuiasosopo - Saint Louis WR Blair Kyle RadfordTE Savai'i Eselu from Moanalua, QB Brett Kan from Punahou, OL/DL Matthew Masifilo from Campbell and Alex Tupulua from Waianae headline those players that we are excited to see perform. Here's a list of other players that headline the group of newcomers to the combine.
TE Kaneakua Friel - Kamehameha OL Elmer 'Tahi' Lim - Kamehameha OL Adam Lino - Kamehameha S Kori Lopati - Copper Hills (Utah) OL Kealakai 'Baby' Maiava - Baldwin OL John Manu-Olevao - Kahuku DT Joshua Manupuna - Kamehameha DT Vaughn Meatoga - Kamehameha LB Quinton Petersen - Aiea LB Kenneth Rossi - Damien WR T.J. Simpson - Peoria (Ariz.) LB George Tafuna - Kahuku OL Jonah Venenciano - KamehamehaThe 2008 class will be represented as well, with Safety/RB Teo Shiloah from Kahuku and OL Tui'atua Tuiasosopo from Saint Louis leading the way. Look for articles Saturday night on the combine, as well as the day's top competitors.