A big thanks to JazzyUte for posting the link to a press release from the athletic department. A couple of things caught my eye. (If you have been around a while on BlockU, you know I am the biggest geek in the world when it comes to this stuff).
-As Jazzy mentioned, it says nothing of Benji Kemoeatu. I am not going to get my hopes up, but I really hope he can make it at some point. His brother Chris was one of the best guards we have ever had and I think Benji could be just as good. It does mention Po'u Paleeli, the 380 pound beast. Hopefully, he gets his academics in order and can get a full camp. A guy like him could be invaluable at opening holes in the run game.
-Of the guys who are candidates to greyshirt, I don't think we are really planning on any of them contributing this year, so no real losses there. A year to develop is usually a good thing.
-Words can not describe how excited I am to hear that Shawn Asiata and Tauni Vakapuna are trying to come back. I LOVED Asiata as a fullback last year. He is a monster out there. He reminds me of Tonga from BYU a couple years ago. Threat out of the backfield. He can truck a linebacker. Solid. Vakapuna will probably be 5th string in my mind, but he could be a special teams stud for us. Both of these guys bring a large amount of toughness and grit.
Fall camp (and the season really) can't get here soon enough.