By Stephen Tsai
Tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson has been approved for a medical hardship that will allow him to play as a sixth-year senior in 2014.
Pu‘u-Robinson, who suffered a shoulder injury this summer, will make his 2013 debut in Saturday's game against Nevada.
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Cornerback Brian Clay has requested a release from his football scholarship, citing the health of his mother, who is suffering from MS. It appears he would like to transfer to a school in the Bay Area.
Clay was a member of the 2011 recruiting class, Greg McMackin's last as UH head coach. Clay was activated that year, playing mostly on special teams. He redshirted in 2012.
From the 2011 class, only four are current starters — middle linebacker Brenden Daley, wideout Chris Gant, defensive end Tavita Woodard and center Ben Clarke. Daley, Gant and Woodard were junior-college transfers who redshirted in 2011. Clarke, who grayshirted, was a part-time UH student in the 2011 fall semester. He joined the Warriors in January 2012.
Here's a look at the 2011 recruiting class:
• Junior Alexis — Was scheduled to grayshirt, but instead signed with Miami. He is now at Portland State.
• Justin Alo — A grayshirt who joined UH in 2012, then transferred to Mount San Antonio College.
• Chinedu Promise Amadi — Transferred to Boise State, where he is a walk-on.
• Ijumaa Armstrong — Transferred to Montana State
• Craig Cofer — Defensive end/tight end
• Brenden Daley — Middle linebacker
• Trevor Davis — Transferred to California
• Ben Dew — Guard
• Cecil Doe — Receiver
• Mike Edwards — Starting cornerback/returner in 2012; relinquished senior season to apply for NFL draft.
• Penitito Faalologo — Fullback
• Chris Gant — Wideout
• Tyler Gray — Projected grayshirt who instead signed with Boise State
• Will Gregory — Leading rusher in 2012 who was dismissed from school because of dormitory violation.
• Ellis Henderson — Projected grayshirt who instead signed with Montana
• Tigi Hill — Attended junior college
• Jared Leaf — Transferred to San Jose State
• Brandon Leslie — Played in 3 games in 2011; medical retirement in 2012.
• Ben Mamea — Never enrolled at UH
• Blake Muir — Transferred to Baylor
• Thomas Olds — Transferred to Santa Ana College
• Mike Sellers — Transferred to Sacramento State
• Kendrick Van Ackeren — Transferred to Montana
• Justin Vele — Tight end
• Tavita Woodard — Defensive end
• Ikaika Woolsey — Quarterback