Former All-State lineman to join Warriors

Michael Eletise.

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.


  1. Azwarrior22 February 9, 2019 8:13 pm


  2. Kanole February 9, 2019 8:52 pm

    How many years of eligibility does he have? Go bows!

  3. Tom-warriornation February 9, 2019 9:58 pm

    Welcome home Michael, things are looking up! Hope he can play this year. Go Warriors!

  4. H-Man February 9, 2019 10:39 pm

    This makes it interesting. JR and Solo are solid at the guard positions.

  5. Rahjah February 9, 2019 11:37 pm

    He can give us some scouting for the Arizona game this season

  6. suckkabooya February 10, 2019 12:10 am

    I hope he has a redshirt left. We need him 2020 with Tanuvasa after Hensley and Levao graduate. And what happened with Dalpe? Not on the Hawaii Athletics roster anymore.

  7. 808WarriorFan February 10, 2019 4:51 am

    WOW … welcome home Rainbow Warrior

  8. A-House February 10, 2019 7:27 am

    very interesting happenings, very interesting

    he may displace a starter on the OL or be 1st off the bench — perhaps, coaches should seriously consider an OL “platoon” system wherein they rotate the entire OL on a scheduled or selected basis — this will keep the 1st and 2nd “starters” fresh an entire game — however, do not replace them only for running or passing — it won’t take a DC to notice and anticipate run or pass — or, run passing plays with the “run OL” and running plays with the “passing OL”

    so many options with a single strategy!

  9. Irse February 10, 2019 8:32 am

    #6 He left the team with about 2-3 games left in the season last year.

  10. Irse February 10, 2019 8:33 am

    #2 He has two more years to play. If he has to sit out a year, then only 2020.

  11. suckkabooya February 10, 2019 11:12 am

    Thanks Irse. Was wondering. Crowded position group

  12. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2019 1:11 pm

    New post:

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