VIDEO: Saint Louis great Gerald Welch on current Crusaders

Saint Louis assistant coach and co-athletic director Gerald Welch was a highly-productive contributor in the first football dynasty under Coach Cal Lee.

Welch chatted with Hawaii Prep World about the potential of wide receiver Matt Sykes, who has recovered from injury to impress recruiters. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound senior-to-be “has everything it takes,” Welch said. “I see a lot more aggressiveness in him the last few months. More consistently going after the ball.”

Welch is also enthusiastic about wide receiver Roman Wilson, who had one of the most impressive performances at the Adidas 7v7 National Championships in March.

“He’s got great speed, can catch the ball. Now we just need him to put it all together,” Welch said.

Welch also opined about the talent and versatility of defensive back Kamo‘i Latu.

“He can play inside or outside. He’s playing against the best guys to get better.”

The daily push between Latu and Saint Louis pass catchers like Wilson, Koali Nishigaya and Sykes is one of the most dynamic aspects for the 2019 Crusaders as they go for a state championship four-peat.

Welch, whose 3,490 career receiving yards is second all-time and 46 career receiving touchdowns remains a record on Oahu, also ranked the top quarterbacks in Saint Louis history.


  1. ???? April 13, 2019 7:51 am

    What exactly is St. Louis hiding. If anyone knows anything. Bring it to light. Don’t wait til the end of the season and ruin the season for the team. This is an open forum. If not leave them alone and let’s get ready for an exiting season.
    Yeah I too agree this feels like a St. Louis fan page. There are other schools and athletes to put the spotlight on.

  2. saint louis April 13, 2019 1:07 pm

    the Only one hiding is YOU! Why can’t you put ur real name?? What are you hiding? Bring it to light man! Stop all the nonsense!
    LOUGVNG baybayyyyy!!!!!!!

  3. notes April 14, 2019 10:21 am

    lol funny that the guy telling the truth is being told by another guy using a pseudonym to reveal his real name. lol clowns. maybe more interesting questions to ask welch would be about what he thinks about rampant recruiting by STL and how it destroys high school football

  4. 88 April 14, 2019 3:59 pm

    Hauula Boy… ,\,,/

  5. atatiava April 17, 2019 2:13 pm

    Part 5 at 1:00. “He redshirted last year”. wtf??? StL redshirts players???

  6. Hawaii born May 2, 2019 3:54 pm

    Funny how giving a kid a scholarship and helping a family financially gets over looked and called recruiting, I’m sure the families choose to play at those places and wouldn’t other wise afford to go to a private school.

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