UH offers Billy Ray Stutzmann

February 28th, 2008

If you like tall, fast receivers, you like Billy Ray Stutzmann.

Greg McMackin and Ron Lee do. UH offered the Saint Louis School junior a scholarship today, according to Stutzmann’s dad, Bill.

It was the second offer of the day for Billy Ray, who also got one from Washington State.

“Coach McMackin was really cool about it,” said Bill Stutzmann, the father. “He said he didn’t want an answer right away. He told Billy Ray to go home and think about it, talk it over with the family.”

Stutzmann is the first known UH offer for the graduating class of 2009. Last fall he was a second-team Star-Bulletin all-state selection.

He is around 6-1, 160. Having watched him run track, I think his listed 4.45 time in the 40 is legit.

Oh, and Billy Ray’s brother, Craig, is a former UH standout receiver who is now a grad assistant at UH working with … you guessed it, receivers.

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  • Wayne O.

    It’s all in the family I guess, which is a good thing. Now, let’s McMackin and Brian Smith take a look at Hasiak from Kapolei and Manti Teo by Mac and Cal Lee. That would be a very good start for next year.

    • nick

      I like the offer to Stutzmann also. Would love to see Manti Teo, but I understand he got a full ride from USC after his sophomore year. Not a chance he stays home, unfortunately.

  • rock of maui

    great news!

  • wes

    Sweeeet! Coach Mack and staff continue to amaze me. Talk about vision. Maybe I need to raise my Sheraton Hawaii Bowl expectation a wee bit higher:-). You know Dave come to think of it Coach Mack seems to possess most if not all of the qualities we are looking for in an AD.

  • J-Dog

    Right on. Never too early to think about recruiting for next year. Hope to see another Stutzmann in a UH uniform. Craig was one of my favorite players.

  • stutz’s youtube!

    check out the 3rd video…his 100m.

    holy cow. dave you are right. this kid can run!

  • jasonk

    Is he really only 160 lbs.? Hope he can put some weight on during his senior year.

    Regardless, I’m very happy to see the early offers for the local boys! Good job Mack and staff!

  • uhwarriors

    This has to be one of the earliest, if not the earliest offer UH has ever made. I can’t recall an earlier one.

  • warrior green

    Great job by Mackey, offer early, show them we want the local boys. Hopefully they will make a concerted effort to get Manti Teo. If Leonard & Elimimian followed by Blaze can make it to the next level, why go away? I hope to see a big push to get Manti in the warrior green.

  • KonaWarrior

    Is today (the 28th) the first day scholarships can be offered? Or did Mack and company offer as soon as they discovered that WSU offered? Just curious about the process. Thanks Dave.

  • Kaimuki boy

    Awesome. McMackin continues to impress. It’s like we can see the program going to the next level, step by step. Getting good recruits early is important. Hopefully Bill Ray goes to UH. Yeah, it would be great to see another Stutzmann scoring TD’s for the Warriors.

  • Pupule Paul Honda

    Any concerns about Billy’s weight are not necessary. He will put on weight naturally, especially after high school as most young athletes do. Trying add on weight unnaturally as a high-school receiver is not something good, particularly for a non-lineman. His position is all about speed and skill. By his sophomore season — two years from now if he doesn’t redshirt — he will probably be 180-185 without even trying to gain weight.

    Just watch him run track and play football. His separation ability on the gridiron is amazing.

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