Kaiser alum Michael Eletise says he’s transferring to UH

Kaiser alumnus Michael Eletise says he's transferring to Hawaii after spending three years at Arizona. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

Former Kaiser All-State offensive lineman Michael Eletise, who was the No. 1-rated recruit from Hawaii in 2016, announced on Twitter he is transferring from Arizona to Hawaii.

Eletise held more than 40 offers out of high school and chose the Wildcats over schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Washington and Oklahoma.

After redshirting in 2016, Eletise struggled to crack the starting rotation at Arizona. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 323 pounds, Eletise played in 11 games off the bench in 2017 and started in four of his 12 appearances this past season, including the final three games at right guard.

He has two years of college eligibility remaining.

Eletise told the Star-Advertiser’s Stephen Tsai he is exploring the possibility of applying for a special waiver that would allow him to play this upcoming season.

A full story with quotes from Eletise will be available in Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

COMMENTS

  1. Chicken Grease February 10, 2019 4:15 pm

    Nah. Give a chance to a local high school senior who WANTS to attend UH-Manoa.


  2. Chicken Grease February 10, 2019 4:15 pm

    Nah. Give a chance to a local high school senior who WANTS to attend UH-Manoa, instead.


  3. 808 February 10, 2019 7:33 pm

    Welcome home Michael Eletise! I hope more braddahz follow and play with the sense of pride for the 808!


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