Football Adds Three for Spring Semester

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in UH Corner

HONOLULU – University of Hawai’i head football coach Norm Chow announced the signing of three mid-year transfers who has join the Rainbow Warriors for the spring semester and are eligible to compete in the fall.

The signees are wide receiver Dylan Collie (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), defensive lineman Sione Kauhi (Wilsonville, Ore.), and linebacker Russell Williams (Elk Grove, Calif.). In addition, three student-athletes from last year’s recruiting class will also join the program in January – linebacker Dayton Furuta (Mililani, O’ahu), running back DJ Riggins (West Hills, Calif.), and defensive back Manly Williams (Honolulu, O’ahu).

“We’re excited because all of these players fill our immediate needs,” Chow said. “We’ve lost several key players to graduation so these guys will have an opportunity.  also have Hawai’i ties and its always good to keep the local high school pipeline going.

Collie redshirted at BYU in 2012 before serving a two-year church mission. The El Dorado Hills, Calif., native signed with BYU out of Oakridge High School in California. He earned first-team all-league and all-Metro honors and was recruited by several Pac-12 schools. His older brothers, Austin and Zac, both played for BYU as did their father Scott. Austin played in 49 career NFL games for both the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots.

Like Collie, Kauhi also returns from a two-year church mission. He last played tight end and defensive end at Wilsonville High School in Oregon, where he graduated in 2012. Kauhi, who also starred on the school’s basketball team, was a second team all-league tight end and honorable mention all-state defensive end as a senior and competed in the Les Schwab Bowl all-star game.

Williams played one season at Sacramento City College and finished second on the team with 77 total tackles (63 solo), including 11.0 for loss, and averaged 7.0 tackles per game. He also tallied six sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass breakups. Williams graduated from Laguna Creek High School where he played several positions including quarterback.

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