Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring from Arizona

#16 Post by ulua » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:52 pm

Is this the player that was on the news as a Kaiser sr who had offers by just about every major college?

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#17 Post by uhwarriors » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:04 am

ulua wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:52 pm
Is this the player that was on the news as a Kaiser sr who had offers by just about every major college?
Yes

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#18 Post by uhwarriors » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:01 pm

https://twitter.com/MichaelEletise/status/1094466873381416961

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#19 Post by J-Rod » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:06 pm

UH gave up 9 sacks to a C-USA program in the season finale. We're not good enough to turn players like Eletise away. Worst case he's a solid depth add.

Welcome aboard, Michael.

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#20 Post by stranger808 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 pm

Eletise didn't live up to expectations at Arizona, but glad to have him. We'll have to see how he does here. I won't get my hopes up too high, I remember the UCLA transfer, Fred Ulu-Perry.
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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#21 Post by uhwarriors » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:56 pm

SA article:
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/02/ ... to-hawaii/
Michael Eletise, a former All-State offensive lineman from Kaiser High and 4-star prospect, is transferring from Arizona to the University of Hawaii football team.

“I’m very excited,” said Eletise, who based his decision partly on having “some family stuff to take care of. And my grandparents are getting older. It’s easier for them to see me play if I’m in Hawaii. I talked to my parents, and they were OK with it.”

Eletise, who played in all 12 games for the Wildcats this past season, recently entered the NCAA transfer portal, a list that notifies schools about players’ availability.

Eletise is 6 feet 3 and 315 pounds.

“I’m just an O-lineman coming back home to play in front of the home crowd,” Eletise said.

As a Kaiser senior in 2016, Eletise was named as ESPN’s ninth-best offensive tackle. Eletise also was selected to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State first team.

Eletise will complete the spring semester at Arizona, then enroll at UH this summer.

He will explore the possibility of applying for a special exemption that will allow him to play in 2019. Transfers between Division I programs usually have to redshirt before playing in games at their next school.

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#22 Post by kapakahi » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:16 am

https://twitter.com/StephenTsai/status/1094476298649403397 https://twitter.com/HawaiiPrepWorld/status/1094470745030254592 http://www.hawaiiprepworld.com/featured ... ing-to-uh/
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https://arizonawildcats.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9303
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No available video highlights from his past 2 seasons playing for UA Wildcats....but got lots of HS and combine video highlights....


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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#23 Post by cabanalane » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:06 am

stranger808 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 pm
I remember the UCLA transfer, Fred Ulu-Perry.
Ulu-Perry was a big boy. Not just in weight, but how it was distributed. I think he could would have been better being 25lbs lighter.

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#24 Post by Palolo_2LA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 am

The realities are most of the highly regarded OL and DL from Hawaii HS rarely become studs when they leave for mainland schools. I could name 40+ of the top of my head.

I played Pop Warner with D Riola and O Kreutz helped out bc his dad was our coach. Those guys made it bc they also had speed. My childhood friend Sione Tafuna played Center @ UH and always says the local lineman lack speed and that's why they don't make it to the NFL.

In my eyes, if your goal is the NFL as a lineman, you can stay at UH and they'll find you. However, if it's better academics, then totally understandable if you go to a premier school. UH academics are on par with most schools, excluding schools like Cal, Stanford, Vanderbilt, USC, UCLA., Michigan. Again, most of the lineman are not academic types anyway. Won't name ppl, but a few of my buddies told me stories about animal behavior classes, where they simply write down there observations of a mouse subject and other "athlete" classes at other universities.
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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#25 Post by Palolo_2LA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:42 am

cabanalane wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:06 am
stranger808 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 pm
I remember the UCLA transfer, Fred Ulu-Perry.
Ulu-Perry was a big boy. Not just in weight, but how it was distributed. I think he could would have been better being 25lbs lighter.
He was overweight. No reason a 20 yr old athlete has a huge belly. Also, he's 6'1 and should have been 40 to 50 lbs lighter. IMO, his weight contributed to his issues. He was tired all the time and was sloppy with technique which lead to injuries.
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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#26 Post by My3Cats » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:18 am

Welcome home Michael!
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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#27 Post by poidog » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Palolo_2LA wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 am
The realities are most of the highly regarded OL and DL from Hawaii HS rarely become studs when they leave for mainland schools. I could name 40+ of the top of my head.
This is pretty true. Would Vince Manuwai be a 4-year starter and make it to The League if he had gone to a bigger school? I kind of don't think so. I also think that it helps to play in the R&S because you get a ton of reps (and a ton of film) pass blocking. It baffles me when a school with lesser academics and even lesser of an NFL feeder like Oregon State outrecruits UH because other than being on the mainland and the benefits of being in a major conference, they aren't offering anything better than what you would get by staying home. It will be sweet when we beat them next season.

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#28 Post by poidog » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 pm

Palolo_2LA wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 am
My childhood friend Sione Tafuna played Center @ UH and always says the local lineman lack speed and that's why they don't make it to the NFL.
Made me so sad when he listed "Samoana High School" as his high school in the media guide! No love for his real Alma Mater, Kalani High!

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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#29 Post by Palolo_2LA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm

poidog wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Palolo_2LA wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 am
My childhood friend Sione Tafuna played Center @ UH and always says the local lineman lack speed and that's why they don't make it to the NFL.
Made me so sad when he listed "Samoana High School" as his high school in the media guide! No love for his real Alma Mater, Kalani High!
What? They don't list Kalani? Also, he's from Tonga!
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Re: Former Kaiser HS '16 All-State OL Michael Eletise transferring to UH

#30 Post by poidog » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:24 pm

Palolo_2LA wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm
poidog wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Palolo_2LA wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 am
My childhood friend Sione Tafuna played Center @ UH and always says the local lineman lack speed and that's why they don't make it to the NFL.
Made me so sad when he listed "Samoana High School" as his high school in the media guide! No love for his real Alma Mater, Kalani High!
What? They don't list Kalani? Also, he's from Tonga!
I might have been remembering this...http://imgur.com/XoCvInK

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