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Monday, August 13, 2007

Hawaii’s Meatoga already fits in

Jeff Reinebold hadn't heard much about Vaughn Meatoga prior to working a summer camp for linemen last summer. But what he saw that week convinced the Hawaii defensive line coach that Meatoga had a future in college football.

For his part, Meatoga -- then a senior-to-be at Kamehameha -- didn't need much convincing to join a UH program he had longed to play for while growing up on Kauai. Now he's participating in his first fall camp with the Warriors.

"He's got a great first step, he's got great quickness off the line of scrimmage, which is what you need in a tackle," Reinebold said of the freshman.

Though he's one of the new guys, Meatoga worked his way in with the Warrior linemen by showing up for voluntary workouts this summer and displayed some of his potential over a solid first week of camp.

Continue article at Honolulu Star Bulletin

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