Michael Eletise, a former All-State offensive lineman and 4-star prospect from Kaiser High, is transferring from Arizona to the UH football team.
“I’m very excited,” said Eletise, who based his decisions 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.
Eletise said he will complete the semester at Arizona, and then enroll at UH this summer. He is looking into the possibility of applying for a special exemption that will enable him to play this coming season without redshirting.