Enoch Nawahine is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU football. He announced his commitment yesterday, as reported on Twitter:
Turning dreams into reality🤍💙#Committed#GoCougs pic.twitter.com/xXclA8JTiT
— Enoch Nawahine (@EnochNawahine) June 12, 2022
Nawahine is a 5-foot-11 195 pound running back that appeared in 10 games as a freshman at Utah State in 2019, rushing 16 times for 53 yards, with two receptions for seven yards, and two special teams tackles. His longest rush was a 19-yard run against BYU.
Nawahine prepped his senior year at Kahukuk High School (Kahuku, Hawaii), where he had 153 carries for 985 yards (6.4 ypc) and 11 touchdowns. He and quarterback Sol-Jay Peters-Maiava (BYU, Class of 2020) helped lead Kahuku to the OIA Championship. Nawahine played in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl, was named the OIA Division I-Blue Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and was a Gatorade Player of the Year finalist. Also was a two-year letterwinner in baseball for Kahuku. Nawahine transferred to Kahuku from Punahou, where as a junior he rushed 69 times for 415 yards and nine touchdowns.
Name is pronounced E-nick Nah-wah-hee-nay. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Zambia Lusaka, South Africa from 2020 to 2022.
Nawahine was rated 2-stars by 247Sports (76), who ranked him the no. 18 overall prospect from Hawaii for the Class of 2018. He held scholarship offers from Boise State (where he first committed) and Utah State (where he ultimately signed).