By Jason Kaneshiro
Warriors past and future were helping out at the PIAA combine at Saint Louis School today.
Fomer UH standouts Tim Chang, Eddie Klaneski and David Maeva were among those running the testing at the combine. Incoming freshmen Corey Nielsen and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai were also chipping in.
Nielsen started summer school on Tuesday and said he’ll join in the team’s offseason conditioning program this coming week. He’s finished his requirements at Gahr High in California and will return for graduation on June 16. A 4.0 student, he’ll be one of the class valedictorians.
“It’s good to get a head start on everything,” Nielsen said.
His younger brother, Casey, will be a senior quarterback at Gahr in the fall.
Winchester-Makainai graduates from Kailua in June and will enroll for the second session of summer school at UH.
>> Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Patriots receiver Wes Welker and former UH standouts Colt Brennan and Davone Bess are among those scheduled to attend a fundraiser July 9 to benefit the program’s football camps.
Head coach Greg McMackin and graduate assistant Mike Smith both have connections with Lewis and Welker. McMackin coached Lewis at Miami (Fla.) and was at Texas Tech when Welker was in college. Smith was teammates with Welker at Texas Tech and Lewis with the Ravens.
This year’s set of UH camps begins June 13-4 with the Kids’ Camp (ages 5-12). The Skills Camp is June 16-19 and the Big Man Camp is June 22-24.
>> The Western Athletic Conference’s football preview is set for July 28-30 in Salt Lake City. UH will be represented by McMackin, center John Estes and linebacker Brashton Satele.