Warriors add kicker

July 16th, 2014
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Ryan_WeeseFormer Oklahoma State kicker Ryan Weese is transferring to  UH and is expected to participate in training camp next month.

Weese received preliminary approval, although his admittance has not been finalized.

If approved, he would be a sophomore this year, eligible to compete this season, and have three years to play three seasons.

This past spring, Weese joined OSU as a walk-on after transferring from Hutchinson Community College. A player usually has to redshirt a season after transferring between FBS schools. Weese qualifies for an exemption because he was an unrecruited walk-on at OSU and initiated contact with the Warriors. Weese said he has known Chris "Demo" Demarest, UH's special teams coordinator, for several years.

Weese converted his first nine field-goal attempts last year. But his overall stats were skewed after he went  1 of 7 against Butler in a late October game in which both teams combined  to miss 10 of 13 FG attempts. "It was one of those days," said Weese, who several times was called to race onto the field with the play clock at 10 seconds or less.

Weese was a three-year starter at receiver in high school. With a soccer background, he was summoned as a kicker, too. He then attended a kicking combine where he  finished in the top five, spurring a decision to compete as a kicker at the next level.

UH kicker Tyler Hadden will be a fifth-year senior this season.

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