Sooner than later: Eletise gets 30th FBS offer

Michael Eletise with his mother (Marie) and father (Nofo). Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser
Michael Eletise with his mother (Marie) and father (Nofo). Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

Sooner Nation has jumped on the bandwagon, but for good reason.

Michael Eletise of Kaiser received his 30th FBS scholarship offer this morning from Oklahoma. He also has an offer from Division II Azusa Pacific.

Eletise posted the news on his Twitter page.

Michael Eletise ‏@MichaelEletise 4h4 hours ago
FIRED UP & HONORED to receive an offer to play football for Oaklahoma SOONERS! @OU_CoachB @OU_CoachStoops! #Sooners

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

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound junior is ranked No. 1 among offensive guards in the Mountain/West Region by ESPN recently ranked him as the No. 119 player in the nation for all positions, including No. 7 among guards.

Following a pattern of copycat behavior among arch-rival, in-state football programs, Oklahoma follows with this offer precisely two weeks after Oklahoma State made its efforts to recruit Eletise official.

Other in-state rivalries that have shown up on the Michael Eletise radar: Arizona State vs. Arizona, Kansas vs. Kansas State, Washington vs. Washington State, North Carolina vs. North Carolina State, Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss, and now, Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma. You could factor in Tulsa, as well. The Hurricanes were the first university from the state of Oklahoma to make Eletise an offer.

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, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma.

Eletise recently returned from a four-day trip through the Northwest, making unofficial visits to Washington, Oregon State and Oregon. Photos courtesy of Michael Eletise.

Michael Eletise @MichaelEletise · Apr 16
AMAZING day at Oregon State! Mahalo for the welcome. #WeDamBeavs @LMO3VAO @coachtjwoods @CoachChadK45





Michael Eletise @MichaelEletise · Apr 17
Thankful for the chance to visit The University of Oregon. Mahalo!! @OregonOLine #WinTheDay



Michael Eletise
It’s a DAWG day!


Michael Eletise @MichaelEletise · Apr 18
BOUNDLESS! Honored! Exceptional! Mahalo for a Dawg Day! #GoDawgs @CoachPeteUW @Coach_StraussUW


Eletise made the trip with his mother, Marie Eletise, and teammate, linebacker Parker Sua Higgins.

Apri. 13, 2015 – VIDEO: Most Wanted Man: Eletise chats

Apr. 10, 2015 – Eletise’s 29th FBS offer: Oklahoma St.

Apr. 8, 2015 – Offer No. 28: Ole Miss chasing Eletise

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 24, 2015 1:30 pm

    His recruiting is making us all dizzy! Great Job Michael!

  2. Kaimiloa April 24, 2015 4:18 pm

    Congratulations to the young man. I’m sure he is deserving and will do well in college. However, do we need a story on him every time he gets another offer? It would be nice to hear about other high school athletes who would be thrilled to see their names in paper.

  3. Paul Honda April 25, 2015 11:46 pm

    Kaimiloa, if you paid closer attention, you’d know that we’re writing about every local student-athlete who gets a FBS scholarship offer. And if we don’t know, we want to know. Loveni Jordan Iosefa, Thomas Reid III, Toleafoa Sean Auwae, Tua Tagovailoa, Nate Herbig, on and on. There will be more, and you will still complain that Michael Eletise shouldn’t be written about — all the while complimenting him.

    You are amazing. Looking forward to more of your “compliments.”

  4. Kaimiloa April 26, 2015 11:12 am

    Total overkill reaction to my post. That was the only time I’ve ever commented on one of your stories. But thanks for assuming to know me and predicting my future behavior. My complement to Michael was sincere but I can see how my post could rub you the wrong way, considering how much work you put into the stories.

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