Hawaii isn't normally an important stop for Texas Longhorns coaches, but the staff extended a rare Aloha State offer on Monday to Honolulu Kaiser offensive guard Michael Eletise:
BLESSED & HONORED to receive an offer to play for Texas. Mahalo @CoachVaughn_DBU @Strong_TexasFB #HookEm #Longhorns pic.twitter.com/cPAYrZK0Ly— Michael Eletise (@MichaelEletise) June 1, 2015
A consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 191 recruit, No. 7 offensive guard, and No. 1 player in Hawaii, according to the 247Sports Composite, Eletise is a 6'4, 313-pounder with nearly 40 offers. Schools to already enter his recruitment include Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, UCLA, USC, and Washington.
There aren't many predictions in his Crystal Ball yet, but USC and Washington each hold two, with UCLA also holding one. Michigan is also considered a contender. So Eletise is a player who will probably be hard to keep away from the West Coast schools that have historic connections to recruiting the state. Travel from Hawaii is often extremely expensive, too, so a best-case scenario is probably getting Eletise on campus for an official visit during the fall.
From the wide-angle perspective, the offer indicates a willingness by Joe Wickline to take at least one more prospect who projects as an interior player after receiving a commitment last week from Arlington Bowie's Tope Imade. The Horns also recently made the top three for Lewisville offensive guard Denzel Okafor.