Getting to know new BYU commit, TE Ethan Erickson (Class of 2019)

Ethan Erickson is a 3-star tight end from Laie Hawaii who gave a verbal commitment this afternoon to play for the Cougars (Class of 2019).

Erickson preps at Kahuku High School (Laie, Hawaii), where he plays tight end, punts, and is on the basketball team.

Erickson is rated 3-stars by 247 Sports, and is not yet rated by Rivals or ESPN. He holds scholarship offers from BYU, Navy, and Utah State, and has seen recruiting interest from Eastern Washington, Fresno State, UCLA, and Weber State.  He has plans to serve an LDS mission following high school.

Hometown: Laie, Hawaii High School: Kahuku
Class: 2019 HT/WT: 6’5”, 225 lbs.
Position: Tight End, Punter 40 time:
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:
Twitter: @e_erickson87 Vertical:
Offer date: June 20, 2018 Commit date: June 22, 2018

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Erickson: BYU has always been the school I watched, and suiting up to be a Cougar has always been a dream.  I’ve always been a cougar fan and having the chance to come here is one I couldn’t let pass by. Also, the Pro-style offense that BYU runs is great for being a tight end.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you the most love in the recruiting process?
Erickson: Navy and Utah State

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Erickson: I love all kinds of music with my favorite artist being Dan + Shay 6

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishments?
Erickson: Being on the Kahuku basketball team that won Kahuku’s first state title

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Erickson: At my very first football practice I was complaining that my helmet was hurting my head.  I called my dad and told him I didn’t want to play football anymore.  He asked if I wanted to quit and when I told him “yes” he said something like “I don’t know what you used to do, but with me you don’t quit.  So stop complaining.”  If I had quit on that day I’d never be where I am today.

BYU InsiderWho is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
Erickson: Jason Witten (retired tight end for the Dallas Cowboys)

BYU InsiderAnything else you want Cougarfans to know?
Erickson: I will give my whole heart and all my effort at every opportunity I have in order to help the team succeed

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