Local football stars make waves at prestigious Nike Camp

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The first day of workouts at the most prestigious high school football camp in the nation, Nike’s The Opening, saw local prospects earn high praise this afternoon.

Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise was given top honors for his position group by 247 Sports despite limited action:

Honolulu (Hawaii) Kaiser offensive lineman

Michael Eletise

did not get a ton of reps on Wednesday but the 6-foot-4, 313-pound guard from Hawaii made the most of his. Eletise was easily the most physical lineman on the day, throwing

Antwuan Jackson

to the ground on one rep. He keeps his feet moving on the interior and gets a great initial punch to not let the defender into his body. – 247 Sports

Eletise is expected to trim down his list of 42 scholarship offers to a top-five tomorrow on ESPNU.

Also flashing promise in drills today, Mililani running back Vavae Malepeai was honored by 247 Sports with the signature play of the day:

Oregon commit

Vavae Malepeai

shined in his future home state. The Oregon commit has straight-line speed, but what really stood out about him was his ability to cut on a dime. Malepeai went up against linebackers

Curtis Robinson


Caleb Kelly

in one-on-two drills and drew plenty of “ooohhhs” from the crowd. Malepeai made Robinson fly to the sideline on a juke and cut back inside, where he put on a move on Kelly and scored. – 247 Sports

Oregon commit Vavae Malepeai got shakes. Wow!!!

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The Oregonian’s Andrew Nemec also gave praise to Malepeai 

Oregon running back commit Vavae Malepeai is still largely rated a three-star prospect, but that will change after this week if he keeps playing like he did Wednesday. – Andrew Nemec

Fellow Mililani Trojan Kalakaua Timoteo also worked out this morning, and is the only Univeristy of Hawai’i commit to ever earn an invite to The Opening.

Skill players will compete in 7-on-7 contests tomorrow, while lineman will put on pads and continue drills. The competition will air at 2:00 pm HST on ESPNU.

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