Like a typical UH student, Diocemy Saint Juste spends a lot of his time at the beach.
But the beach is in Florida, where the weather is a low of muggy and high of sweltering, and his activities involve a series of sprints. His indoor time is spent in the weight room. The cross-training has resulted in a stronger build (he's added eight pounds) and maintained speed (sub-4.5 seconds over 40 yards).
As Sly & The Family Stone once asked: Hot fun in the summertime?
"I need to do this if I want to be the best back I can be," Saint Juste said. "I want to go out there (to Hawaii) and be an impact player to the team."
Saint Juste is expected to compete as the speed back in the Rainbow Warriors' spread offense. He arrives in Hawaii on Thursday. He said family have expressed hopefulness as begins packing.
"It's for a better cause," he said.
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Hawaii Prep Academy is today's stop on the UH football clinics circuit. The coaches departed UH at 4;30 a.m. for the early flight to the Big Island.
Tomorrow's clinic is at McKinley High.
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It's interesting that the old format shows up on my work computer but not on my cell or laptop.