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2024 Aussie punter James Rendell commits

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https://twitter.com/JohnnyPKA/status/1775367475489837536 https://twitter.com/CoachSheff_UH/status/1775294364585197837
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https://www.staradvertiser.com/2024/04/ ... own-under/ https://twitter.com/WarriorAccess/status/1775412104394338356 https://twitter.com/StephenTsai/status/1775578513439088884
Warriors to get a kick from a punter from Down Under
By Stephen Tsai

It’s hammer time.

An Australian punter nicknamed “Thor” has accepted a scholarship from the University of Hawaii football team.

“I’m going to be a Warrior,” James Rendell said in a telephone interview with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “I’m excited.”

Rendell, who is set to join in June, is the latest punter/kicker to enter the Australia-to-UH pipeline. Australia-reared punters Alex Dunnachie, Scott Harding and Stan Gaudion previously played for the Rainbow Warriors. Ryan Meskell also was a UH place-kicker.

Rendell played Australian rules football for a couple of years while also working out with ProKick Australia, a program that has developed players for college football teams in the United States. He decided to focus on punting.

“It’s always something I’ve had ambitions to do,” Rendell said of playing NCAA football, “and just felt it was time to make a change in my life and with sports. I’m really glad about that.”

Rendell estimated he can punt a football a maximum 80 yards. His hang time averages 5.1 seconds.

“I kick the ball hard, mate, and away it goes,” Rendell said. “The coaches do a lot of work with us. Once you build the leg power, it’s all about maintaining. If you hit a good ball, it’s great.”

Rendell uses two techniques. “I mostly do spirals,” Rendell said of the traditional form, “but I do have the rollout in the arsenal, if necessary.”

As for the nickname he earned from coaches because of his booming punts, Rendell said, “if someone says you look like Chris Hemsworth, you’re going to take it as a compliment, right? I’ve got the expectations to live up to. I’ll have to start working on some biceps.”

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Wondering how many more scholarships we have open.
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Irse wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:58 am
Wondering how many more scholarships we have open.
Expecting more to become available by May.
kapakahi wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:02 am
Through attrition (academic casualties, medical retirements & player cuts based on Spring Ball evaluations along with subsequent transfer portal entries), scholarships will be available following the conclusion of this Spring semester in May which happens to coincide with the portal re-opening for non-grad transfers (April 16 through 30) & overlaps with the Recruiting Contact Period (April 15 through May 25)....ever since the NCAA eliminated the 25 initials annual cap this past October).
kapakahi wrote: Wed Oct 04, 2023 8:10 am
https://www.ncaa.org/news/2023/10/4/med ... ndows.aspx https://twitter.com/NicoleAuerbach/status/1709623651262165220
The council voted to eliminate the annual limit on initial counters in FBS (previously 25 per year per program).
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Sure hope he's PWO or Greyshirt

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BigWave96744 wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:46 pm
Sure hope he's PWO or Greyshirt
Tsai already indicated that he accepted a scholarship and is set to join the team in June....so not a PWO nor a greyshirt.
kapakahi wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:19 am https://www.staradvertiser.com/2024/04/ ... own-under/ https://twitter.com/StephenTsai/status/1775578513439088884
Warriors to get a kick from a punter from Down Under
By Stephen Tsai

An Australian punter nicknamed “Thor” has accepted a scholarship from the University of Hawaii football team.

Rendell, who is set to join in June, is the latest punter/kicker to enter the Australia-to-UH pipeline.

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