California prep QB commits to Hawaii

Corey Nielsen has been a regular visitor to Hawaii over the years, but this trip turned out to be particularly rewarding. Full Story
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Ex-Hawaii guru

San Diego, CA

#1 Jul 17, 2008
5'11 and 185 lbs.
Won't play QB at UH. A wasted scholarship.
Look for him to end up in the defensive backfield.
sickman fraud

Honolulu, HI

#2 Jul 17, 2008
Isn't it premature to offer a football scholarship to a good short qb. Maybe a good tall qb would have been a better alternative for our program. I don't see many top 25 programs with sub-six footers as their qb. The university could have offered Corey an academic scholarship. Well, I hope in 2-3 years I can eat my words. Go Corey!
2slaps

Hilo, HI

#3 Jul 17, 2008
always wit da negative waves, ex, always wit da negative waves. da kids only 16. maybe he won't, maybe he will. the coaches made the call. he wants to play UH. tells me he's got heart for us, which is better than a tall, good, but not much else when all is said and done. at least we know he's an athlete who wants to join UH
Lolo head

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jul 17, 2008
The kid was only a prep junior, with a senior year and a red-shirt year (2 years) ahead of him to grow and get stronger in the weight room, Corey will have an excellent chance to get his "dream" fulfilled as a Warrior qb.

This coming year starting qbs- Funaki & Graunke (seniors)are 5-11/195 & 6-0/185, respectively, so "Ex-Hawaii guru", is no guru when it comes to making a football position evaluation.

Also, Corey is a 4.0 student so this kid has the brains to carry the team.
buyah

Pearl City, HI

#5 Jul 17, 2008
Don't we have some experienced QB's currently on the team with out a scholarship who are trying to prove that they desrve a scholarship. Why not invite him to walk on and try to prove himself before offering a scholarship. I feel for the Qb's currently on the team ( Currently 10 QB's going into the fall)
MauiSlugbug

Ewa Beach, HI

#6 Jul 17, 2008
I don't understand the negative posters. These guys are probably still angry because they got cut from their high school JV teams. Get over it. Just be happy that we're getting someone who wants to play for UH, has ties to Hawaii and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.
Brian Ortega

Fpo, AP

#7 Jul 17, 2008
Gahr Gladitors are know for thier Baseball program and are a decent middle of the road CA football school. Valley Christian (21-23) is a super small school who gets smashed by all schools in the area and they I doubt they could beat any high school football team in Hawaii. Stats way overrated........
Mike

Kaneohe, HI

#8 Jul 17, 2008
Wow, we have a lot of keyboard football coaches this morning. Obviously its not only our coaches who saw something in him as our offer was not his only one. Let him walk on? Why would he do that when he has a full-ride offer to play at a Pac-10 school?! He's not even a senior in high school yet and he has 4 offers....that has to at least say a little about his skills.
bluestraveler

Kailua, HI

#9 Jul 17, 2008
He's only 16...Males don't stop growing until 21 y.o. Sheesh! Be positive, people. At least you know there's more than a chance he'll stay than the other players from Illinois and Alabama that transeferred. Our team needs more support than what some of you guys are giving!
Wes from Kakaako

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jul 17, 2008
I'm excited!!! Coach Mac and staff are definitely on the right track to success:-) Don't recall getting these kind of early commitments in the past!
yep

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jul 17, 2008
Yep, there are bloggers out there that looooove to write negative comments. Not just this subject.
bluestraveler wrote:
He's only 16...Males don't stop growing until 21 y.o. Sheesh! Be positive, people. At least you know there's more than a chance he'll stay than the other players from Illinois and Alabama that transeferred. Our team needs more support than what some of you guys are giving!
Kimo

Cedar Park, TX

#12 Jul 17, 2008
Hey people, when I was 16 I stood 5'8", 155 lbs. Too small to make the football team. Then in my senior year, I shot up to 6'1" 185, and the football coach (who happened to be my soph teacher) asked me to try out for the team and made it as a WR. Coach Mac knows what he's doing, and that's looking to the future.
anonymous

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jul 17, 2008
I thought it very interesting when he mentioned being a part of "the Coach Mack era". Mack hasn't even been head coach in one game yet, but he's really getting this "era" talk drilled into recruits.

Just to be clear: I love Mack, and I hope he isn't one of those coaches that decides to leave his school after 1 year. IF (big if) he were to leave so soon, it wouldn't be much of an era. Like I said, it just piqued my interest.

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#14 Jul 17, 2008
Four quarterabcks already on the UH roster.

A prep QB from a small private christian high school that predominately plays other small private high schools.....hmmm.

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#15 Jul 17, 2008
bluestraveler wrote:
He's only 16...Males don't stop growing until 21 y.o. Sheesh! Be positive, people.
Ok How about Pat Hayden and Doug Flutie. Didn't quite reach 6' did they. Yeah, they made the NFL by playing at USC and Boston COllege.
short throw

Honolulu, HI

#16 Jul 17, 2008
Brains make up for a lot of other shortcomings (Imagine what more Timmy Chang would have accomplished if he had some brains). I also agree that this kid will probably grow more. Football has how many scholarships? It's smart of Mac to lock in a high potential kid - not much downside here.
Ex-Hawaii guru

San Diego, CA

#17 Jul 17, 2008
Lolo head wrote:
The kid was only a prep junior, with a senior year and a red-shirt year (2 years) ahead of him to grow and get stronger in the weight room, Corey will have an excellent chance to get his "dream" fulfilled as a Warrior qb.
This coming year starting qbs- Funaki & Graunke (seniors)are 5-11/195 & 6-0/185, respectively, so "Ex-Hawaii guru", is no guru when it comes to making a football position evaluation.
Also, Corey is a 4.0 student so this kid has the brains to carry the team.
And how much has Funaki played and succeeded as a QB?
Graunke is good.
Derrick

United States

#18 Jul 17, 2008
Yeah, everyone thinks they're an expert. I'll believe the guys who do this for a living. The coaching staff at UH have been doing pretty well so far.
Ex-Hawaii guru

San Diego, CA

#19 Jul 17, 2008
Mach5Motorsport wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok How about Pat Hayden and Doug Flutie. Didn't quite reach 6' did they. Yeah, they made the NFL by playing at USC and Boston COllege.
How many years ago did Hayden and Flutie play?
Thank you.
Hopefully he will grow, but we don't know that. He can always play DB.
Big Island Lava

Honolulu, HI

#20 Jul 17, 2008
Gee, the choice was made already and people, get over it. I'm sure UH coaches (including Mack) knew what they based their choices on, besides actually seeing this guy on the field in front of them. The rest of you I bet was not even there.

Evidently the coaches from Arizona, Idaho and UNLV saw the same thing too, except this guy already had made up his mind to become a warrior. I feel what this braddah lack in height, he'll make up in heart and besides, he can throw or are you going to give me some flack about him being a system quarterback.

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