UPDATE: UH’s starting QB Cheven Cordeiro announced his decision to leave the program and enter the transfer portal.
— Chev🤫 (@iam_clcxii) December 1, 2021
The 6-1 junior out of Saint Louis School has thrown for 6,167 yards and 45 TDs in his career at UH and became the only player in program history to surpass 6,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing.
The 2021 college football season is officially over for many student-athletes and within the last couple of days we’ve seen announcements via social media regarding players’ decisions to stay with their current program or continue their careers elsewhere. Most notably, one of Hawaii’s best defensive players Darius Muasau confirmed that he is returning to UH for his senior season.
Hana hou! All-@MountainWest LB @Dariusmuasau53 is definitely returning for his #HawaiiFB senior season in ‘22 #StarAdvertiser
— Stephen Tsai (@StephenTsai) November 30, 2021
Muasau, a 6-1 linebacker from Mililani High School, finished the season with 109 total tackles (64 solo), 7 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, a 75-yd interception for a touchdown, and was named to the 2021 All-Mountain West First Team.
On the other hand, notably leaving is UH’s starting running back, sophomore Dae Dae Hunter. Hunter played 19 games for the Rainbow Warriors and accumulated 834 rushing yards, 234 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns.
Dae Dae Hunter joins Fred Holly and Miles Reed as third consecutive starting #HawaiiFB running back to leave the program dating back to 2019 #GoBows https://t.co/p8XB9fY51T
— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) December 1, 2021
Also announcing his decision to enter the transfer portal was DB Donovan Dalton (grad transfer). Dalton had 41 tackles for UH (21 solo) in 39 games played for Hawai’i.
I ❤️ you HAWAI’I,
Next chapter🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/VhjDtKzwqW
— Donovan Dalton (@ddalton__) November 30, 2021
Around the country, many other student-athletes announced their decision to enter the transfer portal including UCF’s Junior QB Dillon Gabriel (Mililani High School) who is predicted to be going to Ole Miss. Despite missing majority of the 2021 season due to injury, Gabriel managed to pass for over 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns during his time with the Knights.
— Dillon Gabriel (@_dillongabriel_) November 27, 2021
Other top players currently in the transfer portal include Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler, Fresno St. QB Jake Haener, LSU CB Eli Ricks, and Oregon OT Kingsley Suamataia. See full list here.