Davis back, Lelie lurking at UH practice

Lametrius Davis
Lametrius Davis
Ashley Lelie
Ashley Lelie

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - He's back at a hundred percent and also back at causing problems for warrior receivers.

But they're glad he's on their side once the season begins. UH left cornerback Lametrius Davis has returned to practice after receiving medical clearance.

The senior had gone through surgery to repair a slightly torn meniscus in his right knee after suffering an injury during spring training.

Head coach Greg McMackin says he's their top guy at that left cornerback position and he'll be in charge of shutting down other teams' top pass catchers.

"He can play physical, he can come up and bump and run and play any type of coverage, man or zone, he's a legitimate pro prospect, he needs a great senior year and I really believe he's going to have it, he'll be on their best receivers," McMackin said.

Davis tells us the knee is feeling great and that there should be no drop in performance whatsoever from the injury.

A familiar face has been showing up to practice this week. Just a decade ago, he was in the same shoes as the Warrior receivers, but now he's a student manager.

After leaving UH during his junior season for the NFL Draft, Radford grad Ashley Lelie is just 40 credits away from getting his bachelor's degree.

Finishing up school is the main reason he's back in Manoa. But the former first round draft pick will also offer advice to players on his personal time.

He's a non-coaching student manager. NCAA rules don't allow student managers who get tuition waivers to coach on the field. Lelie is working towards a degree in history.

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