Offer No. 28: Ole Miss chasing Eletise

Michael Eletise with his mom, Marie, and dad, Nofo. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser
Michael Eletise with his mom, Marie, and dad, Nofo. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

It’s a distinct pattern, no doubt.

One university eyes the talent and work ethic of a heralded recruit. The in-state rival makes its copy-cat move. Or maybe it’s just simple recognition that this student-athlete is 1) gifted enough to garner that kind of recognition and trust, and 2) we’d better follow suit. Now.

Just two days after Mississippi State offered a football scholarship to Kaiser junior Michael Eletise, Ole Miss stepped up with an offer to the 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive lineman. This is FBS offer No. 28 for Eletise, regarded as the No. 1 guard in the West Region by

He announced the news on his Twitter feed.

Michael Eletise @MichaelEletise · 2h 2 hours ago
HONORED & GRATEFUL to have received an offer to play for OLE’ MISS! @coreybatoon @B_Aigamaua @CoachMattLuke #OleMiss

Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance also shared the news on its Facebook page.

Ole Miss, which has transformed into a national power once again in recent years, has made inroads in the islands of late. Former Farrington player David Luafatasaga signed with the Bulldogs out of junior college in February. Ole Miss also made an offer to Saint Louis sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in late March.

His updated FBS offer list: Colorado, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Hawaii, UCLA, Cal, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, Washington, Washington State, Nevada, Florida State, Utah State, San Diego State, Utah, San Jose State, Oregon State, Tulsa, Missouri, Louisville, Kansas State, UNLV, North Carolina State, Boston College, Mississippi State, Ole Miss.

He also has an offer from one Division II school, Azusa Pacific.

Apr. 6, 2015 – VIDEO: Eletise’s avalanche of offers

Apr. 6, 2015 – Miss. St. makes it 27 FBS offers for Eletise

Apr. 2, 2015 – BC makes it 26 offers for Eletise

Apr. 1, 2015 – VIDEO: Them 808 Boyz : Hawaii’s Finest : No Days Off , Waikiki Honolulu 2015

Mar. 27, 2015 – N.C. State makes it 25 offers for Eletise

Mar. 26, 2015 – Eletise’s 24th offer: UNLV

Mar. 23, 2015 – Kansas St. is offer No. 23 for Eletise

Mar. 21, 2015 – Louisville makes it 22 offers for Eletise

Mar. 20, 2015 – They all like Mike: Mizzou offers Eletise

Mar. 19, 2015 – Eletise’s 20th offer: Tulsa

Mar. 17, 2015 – Under Armour AA game invites Eletise

Mar. 15, 2015 – Blue-Grey invites Auwae, Eletise, Herbig

Mar. 9, 2015 – Oregon St. makes it 19 offers for Eletise

Mar. 8, 2015 — Eletise moving up at Nike Opening

Mar. 5, 2015 — Offer No. 18 for Eletise: SJSU

Mar. 3, 2015 — Utah makes it 17 offers for Eletise

Mar. 1, 2015 — Eletise ready for Opening, unofficial visits

Feb. 24, 2015 — Sweet 16: SDSU wants Eletise

Feb. 23, 2015 — Utah State makes it 15 offers for Eletise

Feb. 22, 2015 — Seminoles really, really like Eletise

Feb. 20, 2015 — Wazzu, Nevada make it 13 offers for Eletise

Feb. 19, 2015 — Huskies on chase for Eletise

Feb. 18, 2015 — Tar Heels become Eletise’s 10th offer

Feb. 14, 2015 — Cornhuskers want Eletise

Feb. 11, 2015 — Cal, Arizona, Kansas jump on Eletise’s list

Feb. 10, 2015 — Nike Football Combine results and video

Feb. 6, 2015 — VIDEO: Kaiser OL Michael Eletise

Feb. 6, 2015 — UCLA makes Eletise an offer

Jan. 28, 2015 — UH jumps on Eletise train

Jan. 27, 2015 — Kaiser’s Eletise offered by Arizona State

Jan. 25, 2015 — OL Michael Eletise ’16 : Kaiser ( Honolulu, HI) B2G BattleField UTR Spotlight


  1. Doris PIAA April 8, 2015 10:14 am

    Nice job Michael!

  2. mctruck April 10, 2015 5:49 am

    Just like coach Beeman who’s staying put with UH because it’s like family and new men’s HC Ganot, because it’s his dream job and his past experience with former UH coaches and players and the Hawaii family and friends, both coaches want to make something happen here; I hope this young player will likewise surprise everyone with picking UH as his choice as well.

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