Ole Miss makes it 13 offers for Malepeai

Mililani's Vavae Malepeai benefited from a huge hole by his blockers in a win over Campbell on Friday. Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s Vavae Malepeai benefited from a huge hole by his blockers in a win over Campbell on Friday. Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

It wouldn’t be a normal day anymore unless a BCS university offered an island player a football scholarship.

That’s no exaggeration, not since the winter and, now, spring season. This morning, Ole Miss made a scholarship offer to Mililani junior Vavae Malepeai.

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

The updated offer list for the 6-foot, 200-pound junior: Colorado, Washington, Cal, Hawaii, Utah State, Washington State, Nevada, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Tulsa, Stanford, UCLA, Ole Miss.

(Mahalo to Skye M for the update. I did some research and found confirmation on all 11 offers. Coach Rod York also confirmed on the offers, but didn’t know about Tulsa — where former UH and Radford DB Brian Norwood is a coach — and Ole Miss until he saw it on Facebook earlier today.)

The Star-Advertiser all-state first-team selection rushed for 1,244 yards and 23 touchdowns on 220 carries last season. It was his second season in a row of more than 1,200 rushing yards. His 43 career TDs are 13 short of record-holder Joe Igber of ‘Iolani.

Mar. 24, 2015 – Malepeai thrilled with UCLA offer (UCLA Rivals)

Mar. 23, 2015 – Malepeai gets offer from UCLA

Mar. 20, 2015 – Vavae Malepeai is blowing up! Last two offers are from #Stanford & #Tulsa: (Doug Kimmel on Twitter)

Mar. 18, 2015 – New Offer: Vavae Malepeai (Michigan Rivals)

Mar. 16, 2015 – 3-star Hawaii RB ‘shocked’ by Vanderbilt offer (Vanderbilt Rivals)

Mar. 15, 2015 – Malepeai gets offer from Vanderbilt

Mar. 4, 2015 – Nevada makes offer to Mililani’s Malepeai

Feb. 21, 2015 – Wazzu offers Malepeai a scholarship

Feb. 20, 2015 – Utah State makes offer to Mililani’s Malepeai

Feb. 16, 2015 – 2016 UW Football Recruiting: The Rest of the West (UW Dawg Pound)

Feb. 13, 2015 – Cal RB offeree Vavae Malepeai (Cal Rivals on Twitter)

Oct. 1, 2014 – VIDEO: Mil-Far post game, RB Vavae Malepeai

Aug. 30, 2014 – VIDEO: Mililani RB Vavae Malepeai


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