The domino effect is in play for Titus Mokiao-Atimalala.
This morning, Oregon State became the latest FBS school to offer the Campbell junior a football scholarship. That makes three offers in a 24-hour span. On Thursday, Cal and Wisconsin made their offers official to the 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver/defensive back. Michigan made an offer roughly a week ago. The first school to make an offer was Hawaii.
Not bad for a young player who doesn’t even have a video-game console at home. He and older brother Tamatoa, who committed to Hawaii back in January, adhere to a disciplined regimen of study time, proper diet and training.
“No drama. My dad won’t let me have a girlfriend,” Titus said during an interview for a feature story about him and his brother earlier in the season.
Campbell coach Darren Johnson isn’t surprised by the interest.
“A player like him usually is surrounded by good teammates. That’s what he has,” Johnson noted.
Mokiao-Atimalala has 58 receptions for 1,082 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games this season. Last season, as a sophomore, he tallied 75 catches for 1,385 yards and 14 TDs.
He is currently fourth on Oahu’s all-time career receiving list, and with an entire senior season ahead of him, is on pace to shatter Kanawai’s Noa‘s state receiving record of 3,510 yards. He is 650 yards shy of setting the yardage record and needs 11 receiving touchdowns to pass Gerald Welch‘s mark of 46.
Defensively, he has five interceptions this fall, including two pick-six scores in Campbell’s win over O’Connor (Ariz.).
Mokiao-Atimalala is one of five juniors to already hold at least five D-I offers. The others are Mililani linebacker Wynden Hoohuli, Saint Louis linebacker Mason Tufaga, Kamehameha offensive lineman Kuao Peihopa and Kapolei defensive lineman Zhen-Keith Sotelo.
Campbell (6-5) meets Kahuku today in the semifinal round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships in the Open Division at Aloha Stadium.