The Rainbow Warrior connection down under remains strong, as the team lands a talented player from Australia. Max Hendrie officially committed to the Hawaii Warriors program on February 2nd.
The 6'4", 245-pound athlete is not a traditional football recruit in the slightest but is said to be able to play multiple positions due to the skills developed while playing rugby.
Paul Manera, a former UH lineman and Hendrie's tutor/adviser, has said that the rugby star has been "...carrying the ball. He broke tackles. He side-stepped people. He stiff-armed people. He tackled people. He ran over people." (quote from Honolulu Star Advertiser)
In Manera's opinion, Hendrie's abilities would probably translate best to the offensive line, tight end, running back or linebacker positions.
His position: N/A
|Height||6 feet 4 inches|
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In his years prior to UH: Hendrie graduated in December 2014 from The Scots College in Sydney Australia. The Scots College is a boarding school for boys from 3-18 years old.
He displayed his athletic talents while playing for one of the leading rugby clubs in Australia and led them to the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of New South Wales (AAGPS) Championship in 2014. In addition to rugby, he won the shot put event for his school at the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Athletics Championships in 2014.
His tape: Linked to here from the University of Hawaii Football media team.
Stay tuned for more recruiting news and analysis for Hawaii Football's 2016 recruiting class.