The most prolific high school quarterback to come out of Hawaii has another top-notch QB from the islands to mentor at Jackson State.
Mililani alum Jarin Morikawa transferred from UNLV to Jackson State in the offseason and now plays under Saint Louis and University of Hawaii alum Timmy Chang, who is the Tigers’ offensive coordinator.
Morikawa was listed No. 2 on the Jackson State depth chart for Saturday’s season opener against Middle Tennessee State.
As a two-year starting quarterback at Mililani in 2011 and ’12, Morikawa completed 59 percent (511-for-866) of his passes for 6,189 yards and 61 touchdowns. He’s one of 10 Oahu quarterbacks to throw for more than 6,000 yards in a career, ranking ninth all-time.
Chang holds nearly all of the major QB marks in Hawaii high school history with 8,001 career passing yards and 113 touchdowns. He also holds the single-season marks as a senior when he threw for 3,985 yards and 64 touchdowns.
The Tigers run the run-and-shoot offense under Chang. Morikawa is listed as a 6-foot, 190-pound sophomore on the roster. LaMontiez Ivy, who is listed as the starter at quarterback this week, is a junior.