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Two Former Warriors Preparing for the NFL

Davone Bess Davone Bess
Ryan Grice-Mullens Ryan Grice-Mullens

By Stephen Florino

(KHNL) -- Two former Warriors who left school early say it was a tough decision, but they're excited about the future.

Both are currently getting ready to switch from playing on Saturdays to playing on Sundays.

Life for Davone Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullins is a lot different nowadays.

"It's just working out every day, all day, pretty much," said Bess.

"Working out. Resting. And working out some more," said Grice-Mullins.

The two -- in Hawaii for an autograph session over the weekend -- are back in their home state of California.

Getting ready for life after the Warriors.

Hopefully in the NFL.

The combine, where teams test players speed and strength, is in three weeks.

"It's real important. But at the same time, we don't wanna burn ourselves out. We wanna go in mentally prepared, as well as physically fresh and ready to work," said Bess.

Because this game that they've grown up to play, will now be their job.

"I'm just fortunate and blessed to be in the situation right now," Bess said.

"It's nothing better than having a job doing something you love," said Grice-Mullins.

But doing something they loved, meant leaving a place they've grown to love.

"It wasn't gonna be easy and it was something each and every one of us look forward to," Bess said.  "It's just a matter of preparing for it and getting proper support from your peers and your family."

That's what every Warrior fan has become to these two.

"Family. Definitely a home away from home," said Grice-Mullins.  "I'll always be a part of Hawaii and just appreciate everything they have done for me."

And they appreciate all you've done for them.

Bess is projected to be drafted in the 2nd to 4th rounds.

Grice-Mullins -- in the 4th or 5th round.

Both guys said it doesn't matter which team picks them.

They just want the chance to prove themselves.

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