UH's football defense is getting more athletic.
Jahlani Tavai of California's Mira Costa High has pledged to accept a UH football scholarship and compete at rush end.
Tavai said he is 6-3, 235 pounds and can run 40 yards in 4.65 seconds.
Tavai also is a skilled volleyball and rugby player.
Tavai played tight end and nose tackle at Mira Costa. But with his first-step quickness, agility and strength, Tavai projects as a stand-up end/linebacker for the Rainbow Warriors.
One of his brothers plays for USC, another for Kansas.
Here are his highlights: Tavai videos
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The volleyball Rainbow Warriors opened training camp this morning.
Here's Siki Zarkovic:
Former UH setter Curt Vaughan is serving as a volunteer coach:
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Every year, there are glaring omissions to UH's Circle of Honor.
What's missing this year is the entire 2013 class.
The Circle will not have any inductees in 2013.
UH had wanted to follow the plan of the past three years in which inductees would be introduced during a Rainbow Wahine volleyball match one night and the homecoming football game the next night. But the Wahine were not in town during UH's homecoming weekend.
A UH spokesman said the selection committee will meet in January, with the hope of introducing the new class during the 2014 spring semester.