Michigan offers scholarship to 8th grade quarterback
Sol-Jay Maiava hasn’t even started high school yet. But the Hawaiian quarterback already has a scholarship offer.
Michigan is the first school to offer the incoming freshman from Laie, Hawaii a scholarship. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound dual-threat quarterback announced his first scholarship offer on Twitter Wednesday morning.
— Sol-Jay Maiava ™ (@Jay_4QB) June 29, 2016
Maiava certainly doesn’t look like an eighth grader and perhaps his advancement from a physical standpoint is part of the reason why coach Jim Harbaugh opted to send this youngster an early offer. Perhaps Harbaugh spotted Maiava at one of his satellite camps held in Hawaii. The Wolverines hosted a camp for fourth through eighth graders and a separate camp for high school players in Hawaii earlier this week, according to Mlive.com’s Matt Wenzel.
Maiava is Michigan’s first scholarship offer for the 2020 class. The Wolverines currently hold the No. 5 2017 recruiting class in the country and the second-best class in the Big Ten.