The Warrior Beat

UH lands quarterback

January 18th, 2012

Quarterback John Ursua called the WB today to say he  made a verbal commitment to accept a football scholarship from the Warriors.

Ursua, who is originally from the Big Island, played as a sophomore and junior at Westlake High in Utah. This past season, he was at Cedar High.

Cedar head coach Todd Peacock praised Ursua as the best high school athlete he's seen in 25 years of coaching. Ursua said he wanted to be part of Chow's first UH team.

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If Wikipedia were not in timeout today, it could be cited about "choosing battles wisely." UH's recruiting philosophy, however, appears to be: Every battle is worth fighting.

It was learned recently that offensive lineman Dustin Adams was considering de-committing on a pledge to UH and going with Northern Illinois.

Instead of ceding the recruit — after all, Hawaiian Airlines does not have any direct flights to Minot, N.D. — UH scheduled a home visit. Adams said he will meet with UH assistant coach Chris Wiesehan today.

It's worth a shot. Adams, who is scheduled to visit Northern Illinois this weekend, said: "I haven't de-committed."

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Congratulations to former UH graduate assistant Mike Smith, who accepted the defensive coordinator's job at West Virginia. Smith was an intern with the New York Jets the past two seasons before being promoted to outside linebackers coach.

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