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 pic.twitter.com/Ko2WpzuVg5
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 Scout.com. 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
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
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