By Stephen Tsai
Defensive end Beau Yap was named to the Mountain West Conference's second team.
Yap was the only Rainbow Warrior named to the league's first or second team.
Honorable mention went to center Ben Clarke, middle linebacker Brenden Daley, tight end Clark Evans, safety John Hardy-Tuliau, weak-side linebacker Art Laurel, defensive tackle Siasau Matagiese, cornerback Ne'Quan Phillips and punter/punt returner/slotback Scott Harding.
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In their version of a spread attack, the Rainbow Warriors are recruiting on Oahu, the neighbor islands, Florida, and Southern and Northern California this week.
There are three coaches on the mainland. Two coaches are working the neighbor islands, and two will be working Oahu.
The Warriors' recruiting goal was to restock the defensive secondary. They have received commitments from two corners (Cesar Fermin and Nick Nelson) and three safeties (Aaron Glover, Daniel Lewis and Manly Williams). Keelan Ewaliko, who redshirted this year, is staying put at safety.
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Joe Uglietto is a walk-on kicker from the East Coast. Tony Grimes is a cornerback from Florida. Wide receiver Bubba Poueu-Luna and offensive lineman Kody Afusia are from California. Cornerback Dee Maggitt is from Seattle. Aniefre Etim-Thomas is a volleyball middle blocker.
These were among Willis Wilson's best friends. Football bonds transcend geographical boundaries.