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Caption:ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 3: John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens head coach (L) talks with his brother, Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines during the Michigan Signing of the Stars event at Hill Auditorium on February 3, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh Offers Scholarship To Hawaiian Eight-Grader

Forget about the 2017 recruiting class. And 2018? Don’t worry about it.

Instead let’s focus on the recruiting class for 2020.

That was the message sent by Michigan’s head football coach Jim Harbaugh, or at least, how it has been interpreted.

Harbaugh continued to show his knack for making headlines when eighth grader Sol-Jay Maiava announced he was offered a scholarship by the Wolverines head coach.

“Blessed 2 say I received my first scholarship offer from the University of Michigan,” Maiava tweeted early Wednesday morning, while including the hashtags “Wolverines” and “Go Big Blue.”

The news was first reported by MLive.com.

Maiava is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound dual-threat quarterback who claims to have posted a forty time of 4.7 seconds. That is the type of athlete that would get any campus buzzing, but Big Blue will have to wait a few years before seeing Sol-Jay’s smiling face in Ann Arbor.


The Laie, Hawaii, native came onto Harbaugh’s radar as the Michigan coaching staff continued its extensive, and controversial, satellite camp tour that spanned areas of California this week, before touching down in the 50th state.

Maiava cannot officially sign a letter of intent until his junior season, but Michigan’s head coach wanted to make sure the middle school signal caller was aware of Michigan’s interest in his future.

Can anybody “hang loose” better than Harbaugh?

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Written by Kevin Xavier