CAC Top 25 - 2018 Week 5 Ranking @jay_4QB #StraightFromTheBush
Player of the Week: Quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava of No. 3 St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.). In one of the wildest displays of offensive fireworks last weekend, Maiava was brilliant in SJC’s 59-49 victory at No. 20 Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, Mo.). In the game that produced 108 points, Maiava completed 22 of 33 passes (.667 completion percentage) for 376 yards and five touchdowns of 65, 26, 43, 39 and 14 yards. Maiava threw four of TDs in the opening half as St. John’s built a 35-28 lead. With the scored tied at 49 in the fourth quarter, he engineered two drives that produced the game’s final 10 points. Four of his scores went to wide receiver Cam Ross, a UConn recruit. Maiava, a 6-feet-1, 185-pound junior, transferred to St. John’s from Kahuku (Hawaii), a powerhouse program from the north shore of Oahu. His family also moved, making the nearly 5,000-mile journey from the south Pacific to the Washington area in August. Sol-Jay joined his teammates in June for preseason workouts and the extra time has paid dividends for the unbeaten Cadets, who are the defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions and open league play this weekend. The dual-threat QB came to the mainland seeking the higher level of competition that St. John’s offers. Maiava’s legend grew as an eighth-grader when Michigan offered. He also has high-level programs such as BYU, Utah, Hawaii, Virginia Fresno State and Oregon seeking his signature on a national letter-of-intent.