Once again, Chad Ikei trained the breakout performer at UH's pro day. Corey Paredes' football skills were never in doubt; he has overcome a humble start (walk-on status) and numerous injuries to become one of the Warriors' top tacklers. But his speed and jumping ability were a pleasant surprise at pro day.
What makes Ikei's program successful — 'round-the-clock supervision of diet and workouts — would be difficult to replicate for a student-athlete needing to balance academic responsibilities. Paredes, in addition, is a husband and father. But for post-UH players, Ikei's program has caught the attention of pro-football scouts.
As Paredes noted: "Ikei all the way."