Corey Paredes is currently the starting strongside LB

HA Note: “The redshirt sophomore from Kane’ohe spent most of yesterday’s practice as the top strongside linebacker as the Hawai’i football team closed the book on day three of fall camp at the UH grass practice field. Paredes, a 2007 graduate from Castle, was a regular on special teams last season, but played sparingly at his natural position. He also spent some time with the offense as a running back before being moved back to defense in the spring.”

About how Corey Paredes has moved up the depth chart at LB, Mac said:
“Corey was No. 1 in the spring and really, we think we have seven or eight really good linebackers. Right now, we’re still evaluating, but Corey has been working really hard and I think it’s showing so far.” (HA)

About how he’s trying to learn more about his position in each practice, Paredes said:
“In football you learn every single day, you correct mistakes every single day. I haven’t met anyone who has had a perfect practice or perfect game, so I try to take every practice as a learning experience.” (HA)

About learning from new graduate assistant Mike Smith, who played LB for the Ravens for 4 seasons, Paredes said:
“Coach Cal (Lee) and coach Mike, they both work with us and they both know their stuff. Coach Cal is more old school — he loves to hit — and old school football will never die, but coach Mike brings a different perspective with some of the newer stuff.” (HA)

About how Paredes “hasn’t missed a beat” with the first team, Brashton Satele said:
“He’s a young guy, but he’s good. He’s another Castle guy. With Blaze (Soares), actually we’ve got a lot of Castle boys on our team. They’ve always had some good linebackers and Corey is one of them, so it’s good to have him.” (HA)


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