UW PWO transfer (& ‘Iolani ‘20) S/NB Meki Pei joins team

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UW PWO transfer (& ‘Iolani ‘20) S/NB Meki Pei joins team

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“Washington wasn’t the place for me, and I already had a good relationship with Coach (Jacob) Yoro,” Pei said of the Warriors” defensive coordinator. “With Coach Timmy Chang coming in, it was an opportunity to start fresh with a new head coach, I guess, and come home and represent the home state. And it’s easier for my grandpa (to attend games). He’s my last grandparent alive.”

Pei, who projects to play safety or nickelback, remembers the challenging transition during his freshman year at Washington. “Coming back home, everyone has the same respect for each other.” he said of his new teammates. “I loved it. I feel more comfortable in the locker room compared to how it was in Washington. It was a nice week.”
kapakahi wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:37 am
DB Meki Pei (‘Iolani HS ‘20 grad) who chose to accept PWO offer from UW (under former HC Jimmy Lake) over scholie offer from UH (under TG) is in the transfer portal with 4 to play 3.

https://gohuskies.com/sports/football/r ... -pei/13410
https://www.si.com/college/washington/f ... f-meki-pei https://twitter.com/RivalsPortal/status/1518679572958658560 https://twitter.com/ydd_lanakila/status/1225218996271632384 https://twitter.com/ydd_lanakila/status/1221934251362283520

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Nice added depth to DB room. Seems to be a gamer - always near the ball and making plays. Could be a Bethly type playing closer to the line of scrimmage.

Coach Chang needs to leverage these bounce backs during recruiting visits with local kids , so they hear about being homesick, the difference in lockeroom culture at UH vs mainland schools and the opportunity to play with guys you know/played against and in front of the ohana.
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Palolo_2LA wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:14 am Nice added depth to DB room. Seems to be a gamer - always near the ball and making plays. Could be a Bethley type playing closer to the line of scrimmage.
While definitely a heady and instinctual defensive ball-hawk like Bethley, Pei is less of a hybrid linebacker/safety and instead more similar to former local UH safeties Hyrum Peters, Keao Monteih & Richard Torres (who could also play nickel back).

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Love this pick-up. I am guessing PWO but can see him earning a Scholarship soon.

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kapakahi wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:13 am
Palolo_2LA wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:14 am Nice added depth to DB room. Seems to be a gamer - always near the ball and making plays. Could be a Bethley type playing closer to the line of scrimmage.
While definitely a heady and instinctual defensive ball-hawk like Bethley, Pei is less of a hybrid linebacker/safety and instead more similar to former local UH safeties Hyrum Peters, Keao Monteih & Richard Torres (who could also play nickel back).
He played LB at Iolani and was around the line of scrimmage at UW, hence my comment. We'll see how things plan out. Seems to lack the ability to cover slot backs, so I don't see him with the NB referenced above.
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