By Stephen Tsai
In building competition, the Rainbow Warriors are bringing in a three-tool player.
Jackson Dionne of Orange Coast College is expected to be included on the Warriors' 104-player roster for training camp.
"He can kick field goals and kickoffs, and he can punt," said Brad Bohn, director of the prestigious West Coast Kicking Academy. "We trained him the past two years as far as kicking and punting. He's a tremendous athlete. He's real calm and collected. The best way to describe him is he's a competitor. He has a lot of pride, and he likes to compete."
UH kicker Tyler Hadden is a WCKA graduate. Hadden has fully recovered from offseason hernia surgery. Joe Uglietto, who redshirted in 2012 after transferring from Colgate, is on the training-camp roster.
Ruben Guzman, who arrives this week, is the only UH punter on scholarship.
Bohn said Dionne's field-goal range is 55 yards.
Bohn said Dionne is capable of launching kickoffs "to the goal line or end zone pretty consistently. He's been above 4 seconds (on kickoff hangtimes) but he's pretty consistent at 3.8, 3.9."
Bohn said Dionne's "best punts have been 60 (yards) in the air. He'll get in the 4.5, 4.6 range (in hang time)."
Here's a link to his highlights: Dionne videos.