BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference and All-American honors since his freshman campaign. Led the team in receiving as a junior posting 108/1266/12 while averaging 9.7 yards on 18 punt returns. Sophomore-year totals included 96/1220/15 as a pass-catcher.
POSITIVES: Well-rounded receiver with the added advantage of being a return specialist. Quickly releases off the line, plays with terrific balance and body control, and effortlessly makes the reception in stride. Comes back into the clearing making himself an available target. Displays soft hands and elusive running after the reception. Terrific route-runner who quickly gets into breaks then separates from defenders. Keeps the play alive trying to pick up yardage and plays with a good degree of toughness. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame. Fearless and will go up in a crowd to make the difficult catch. Adjusts to the errant throw and comes down with the ball in a crowd. Did not miss a beat last season when his starting quarterback, Colt Brennan, was out of the lineup.
NEGATIVES: Possesses average size and poor timed speed. Not a deep threat.
ANALYSIS: Bess has been a productive wideout at Hawaii and shows a solid game. Though he may not pass the eyeball test, he is sure to be a productive third receiver at the next level.