Hawaiian All-State linebacker desires BYU

Back in 2008, Jarom Boldomero manned the middle of the defense for Iolani School, a private school located in downtown Honolulu. He was ranked as the seventh-best football player in the state by the Honolulu Advertiser. Currently serving a mission, Baldomero has a desire to play for BYU when he returns.

During his senior year, a 6-foot, 210-pound Jarom Baldomero dominated on the Raider defense. He racked up 126 tackles with 22 for a loss, averaging 12.6 tackles per game. He recorded five sacks, 14 quarterback hurries and an interception.

"Jarom was an All-State linebacker in high school and a two-time state champion," said his father Tony.

After high school Baldomero spent a year at Sacramento State, where his defensive line coach Will Kofe, a former coach at Arizona State and a return missionary, inspired him to leave and serve a mission. Baldomero was called to serve in the Buenos Aires West Argentina Mission.

"Jarom had a great spring camp and the coaches were looking at him to play a significant role at the linebacker position in the 2009 season," said Tony. "Jarom gave it all up to go on his mission, and he left Sac. State on good terms."

Elder Baldomero became a district leader seven months out and is currently a zone leader in the San Alberto area of the Buenos Aires, West Argentina Mission. He'll return home during next season and is hoping for a chance to become a part of BYU's football program.

"When he returns in November of this year, he wants to attend BYU-Provo …" said Tony. "His plan is to start school in January of next year and hopefully join the BYU football team at that time."

Upon his return, Baldomero will have four years of college eligibility left to play.

"He was a solid 230 pounds when he left on his mission," Tony said.

"In my humble opinion, Jarom is a legit D-I level football player. He's quick, explosive, smart, tough, big, strong, a great field general, and an all-around great kid that puts his team first. He's also a proven leader."

Jarom Baldomero's highlights can be seen at the following address: http://www.youtube.com/jarom45#p/u/0/uzNZbChfglg

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