By Stephen Tsai
Jordan Silva, a defensive end/outside linebacker from Murrieta (Calif.) Valley High, told the Warrior Beat he has accepted a football scholarship from the Rainbow Warriors.
Silva said he is 6-5, 240 pounds and is capable of running 40 yards in 4.7 seconds.
In 10 games this past season, Silva had nine sacks. Fifty of his 74 tackles were solo stops.
He also was used as a running back in short-yardage situations, gaining 150 yards in 30 carries. He had six touchdowns. For his running skills, he was nicknamed "Moose" and "Refrigerator."
Here's Silva in action: Silva highlight video
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The actual number of written applications won't be known until the end of the week, but dozens of coaches have inquired about UH's vacant defensive coordinator's position.
There does not appear to be any rush in filling three openings — two on defense, one on offense. Graduate assistants Jordan Wynn and Luke Matthews had expanded roles after Aaron Price was fired as offensive coordinator in August. Price, who had been on staff for nearly six months, was not involved in recruiting. DC Thom Kaumeyer and linebacker coach Tony Tuioti were not actively recruiting when they were dismissed last week Tuesday.
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