New Hawaii coaching staff has several ways to use versatile athlete Davine Tullis

While the Hawaii men's and women's basketball teams are providing one of the most successful years in program history, WarriorSportsNetwork will also take a week-long look at future Warriors who look to bring the football program up to speed. Davine Tullis is an athlete who will give Hawaii's new coaching staff several options on offense.

Seattle (Wash.) Ballard athlete Davine Tullis can play quarterback, receiver, defensive back, or just about any skills position you can throw at him. The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound athlete is expected to arrive to Hawaii as a receiver while giving UH Head Coach Nick Rolovich another option at quarterback as well.

Tullis was entertaining his options of Montana State, Portland State and Idaho State until Hawaii made him an offer.

“I took a trip down to Hawaii and I just fell in love with it,” Tullis said. “I went to the school, saw all the facilities. We saw the new locker rooms. We went to the stadium, it was all set up for the all-star game. We went to all the beaches - Waikiki Beach and Sandy Beach.”

“From there, I committed the day after I came back.”

It was not his first time to the Islands. He actually took a trip to Hawaii with his eighth grade football team and played in Aloha Stadium. Five years later, the remarks between he and his father about playing in the stadium for college would actually come to fruition.

“My dad talked to me about playing in that stadium - it’s crazy how it played out,” Tullis said.

“I just loved the culture down there, I loved the fan base. When I first got the offer, they were just really loving, caring and showed that was the place to be.”

Tullis comes from a quarterbacking background from a spread offense. Hawaii sees a more immediate fit at wide receiver. He can play defensive back too, but feels he fits best with the ball in his hands.

“I’m strongest on the offensive side of the ball, since I’ve been there playing quarterback through high school,” Tullis said. “So I feel like if I was to switch to wide receiver it would be the easiest transition. We’ve thought about corner as well.”

Tullis plans to major in business.

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