Jamora Commits to BYU

Hau'oli Jamora from Kahuku has been a head-turner on the recent camp circuit, starting earlier this summer when he dominated at a camp in Hawaii. Jamora took those same dominating skills to BYU this past week and put up a similar performance before committing to the Cougars.

Hau'oli Jamora is a 6-foot-3-inch, 230-pound defensive line/linebacker recruit from Kahuku High School in Hawaii. Although coaches have mentioned that he may be playing linebacker at the next level, Jamora prefers the defensive line and is working to stay there.

"I definitely want to stay on the d-line. Either outside or inside, I don't care," expressed Jamora regarding his future position. "I'll play linebacker if they want, but I'm going to do everything possible to make myself into a great defensive lineman."

Jamora is well aware that his current weight of 230 pounds probably won't hack it along the defensive front in college. He is also riding the wave of a lot of weight-room workouts and sort of a late growth spurt that indicates he'll be plenty big enough to play defensive line in college.

Jamora has simply gained 20 pounds of muscle since football season from hitting the weights hard and working primarily on his upper-body strength. He aims to continue that weight-room effort to the point where he can thrive at the defensive line position in college.

"Right now they want me as a defensive end," said Jamora. "I could play inside too if I keep growing and I'd love that. I just like playing on the line. I like the physical part of the game and that's what you get at d-line."

Jamora was first contacted by BYU a couple of years ago and immediately liked what he heard about the program. Assistant coaches Robert Anae and Steve Kaufusi were his main contacts and he grew to really respect both coaches.

"They were great," said Jamora about Anae and Kaufusi. "All the coaches at BYU are great. It was such an honor to meet Coach Mendenhall when I was at camp. The Spirit is really strong with him and he makes you feel great about yourself."

Jamora, who is LDS, also cited the clean environment and LDS community surrounding BYU as reasons for his commit.

"It felt like home to me, it felt like where I belonged," said Jamora. "I got along with everyone there while I was at BYU's camp, I couldn't really say anybody more than the other. It was just everyone I met was great in making me feel comfortable."

Jamora has no current mission plans out of high school and aims to make an impact as soon as possible at his position.

"Right now I'm just going to concentrate on getting bigger," said Jamora. "I run a 4.8 [forty] right now that is probably too slow for linebacker, but that's more than fast enough for a defensive lineman. I'm just going to work on my strength while maintaining my burst off the line and overall movement."

Jamora had an offer from Wyoming and was receiving a lot of attention from Idaho and Colorado among others, but said BYU is the place he wanted to be and there was no need to wait for more offers in his mind.

"I love the school," stated Jamora. "I fit in there. It's really that simple."


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