Kahuku QB lands big Pac-12 offer
Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava has won back-to-back OIA championships as a freshman and sophomore. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
After playing one of the best games of his young career, Kahuku sophomore quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava earned a big-time offer from the Pac-12 on Tuesday.
Maiava, who is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, adds Oregon to an offer sheet that includes Michigan, Utah, Fresno State and Hawaii.
Maiava missed the Red Raiders’ only loss of the season, a 17-0 shutout against Bingham (Utah) in Las Vegas in September due to injury. In nine games, Maiava has thrown for 1,123 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 202 yards and four more scores. He is completing 54 percent (89-for-165) of his passes with only three interceptions.
In a 35-31 win over Mililani on Saturday in the OIA title game, Maiava was 17-for-25 for a career-high 248 yards. He scored on a 32-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and added two touchdown passes, including the game-winner, a 28-yard strike to sophomore Kaonohi Kanihowith 1:34 remaining.
You can watch some of his highlights from the OIA title game below: