By Stephen Tsai
The paperwork has been finalized, and setter Jennings Franciskovic of Oaks Christian High will be joining the volleyball Warriors next year, coach Charlie Wade has confirmed.
Franciskovic is 6 feet, but can touch at least 11-3.
"He's clearly one of the top setters in the class," Wade said. "He's an absolute volleyball nut. He's into it. He's one of those volleyball gym rats who just loves to play. He loves to watch film. He's a really good student. He's a nice athlete. He's played a lot of basketball. He's done a lot of stuff athletically."
Franciskovich has been involved with the USA Volleyball program.
Max Wechsung, a 6-6 transfer from Long Beach City College, and Joby Ramos, a 2010 Roosevelt High graduate who played the past two seasons at Pacific, enter as the top two setters for the 2013 Warriors. Last season's top setter, Sam Biscaro is a UH student but appears to be on a volleyball hiatus.
Wade said Franciskovich fills a need at setter for this recruiting class.
"Jennings will come in next year as a freshman and he'll battle those two guys," Wade said.
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Here's the new volleyball jersey:
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Finals are over, but the work continues for former UH defensive end/linebacker Paipai Falemalu.
Falemalu recently reached an agreement with ARN Sports & Entertainment, a sports agency based in North Carolina. Brian Anderson will be Falemalu's agent.
Falemalu will train in Hawaii under Chad Ikei.
"Don't want to train anywhere else," Falemalu said.
He has been told he projects as an outside linebacker or rush end. That means adding a few pounds to get to about 245 pounds.
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Farewell to the multi-talented Ryan Hall:
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Congrats to Saint Louis offensive lineman Reeve Koehler on his selection to the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio.
It's down to California, Kansas and Hawaii for Koehler.