Getting to know new BYU commit, RB/OLB Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio (Class of 2023)

Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio is the most recent commitment to the BYU football program (Class of 2023), announcing his commitment last week via Twitter:

Anahu-Ambrosio is a 5-foot-11 205 pound safety/linebacker/running back that preps at Timpview High School (Provo, Utah) after transferring from Kealakekua, Hawaii where he played his freshman season.  Through the first nine games of his junior season he has 70 tackles, two quarterback hurries, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 17 tackles for loss (no. 11 in the state), and seven sacks (MaxPreps). On offense he has 16 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Anahu-Ambrosio is not yet rated by 247Sports and BYU is his first offer. BYU has also offered his younger brother Zedekiah (WR, class of 2025).  He has two Timpview teammates who have already committed to play for BYU: defensive lineman Braxton Fely (class of 2022) and wide receiver Pokai Haunga (class of 2023).  

I caught up with Anahu-Ambrosio to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Anahu-Ambrosio:  Because of the education they provide and the coaching staff. BYU is a good fit because the people are so well respected and the surrounding and outdoor environment is amazing.

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishments in sports?

Anahu-Ambrosio: Moving to Utah and attending Timpview high school allowed me to prove that I can keep up with a high caliber team while gaining trust from my teammates.

BYU Insider: What something you’re proud of outside of football?

Anahu-Ambrosio:  Pursuing a higher education while playing collegiate sports.  I am representing my family and the Polynesian community, and I hope to honor them and the sacrifices they’ve made to get me to where I am today.

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