Football camps do more than just teach

By Jason Tang - bio | email

Manoa (KHNL) -With three football camps complete, almost one thousand kids have participated in the University of Hawaii's football clinics.

The purpose of the keiki, skills, and big man camp is to allow participants to have fun, but also learn the fundamentals and techniques that lead to success.

However, it also gave the Warrior staff a chance to evaluate the talent here in the islands, and for a handful of athletes, they walked away with more than just a football lesson.

"There were 5-6 players that came out of our skills camp with scholarships, and there's going to be about the same amount out of this camp, so this let's us see where the talent is and get to know the younger kids also and really is good for both of us," said Warrior head coach Greg McMackin.

"It's good experience for high school student like me, trying to get into college after my senior year in high school this year," said Kapolei defensive end Pouesi Togiailua.