Utes Welcome Another Kemoeatu

The fourth installment in the Kemoeatu family joins the Utes as Benji signs a letter of intent...

Release from the U:

Benji Kemoeatu, brother of former Utes and current NFL players Chris and Ma'ake Kemoeatu, signed a National Letter of Intent with Utah today. Kemoeatu will join the team in the summer after he completes academic coursework. More on Kemoeatu follows.

Benji Kemoeatu
Offensive Line
6-5, 350, Jr.
Kahuku, Hawaii
Lackawanna CC

Played one year at Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pa. (2009) … signed a National Letter of Intent with Utah on Mar. 4, 2011 … expects to join the Utes in the summer after completing his academic requirements … in high school, he was first-team all-state and all-OIA as in 2006 and 2007 … Rivals.com No. 2-rated recruit out of Hawaii and the No. 12 offensive line prospect in the nation as a senior in 2007 … Scout.com rated him the nation's No. 9 prep center in 2007 … started four years at Kahuka High (Hawaii) … Kahuka was the 2005 and 2006 state champ … played in the Army all-star game … also participated in judo and wrestling … son of Manako and Ahea Kolovetekina Kemoeatu … three brothers played for Utah: Ma'ake (1998-2001), Chris (2001-04) and Tevita (2001-04) … Chris was a first-team All-American in 2004 and now starts for the Pittsburgh Steelers … Ma'ake is an eight-year pro in his first year with the Washington Redskins after four years with the Baltimore Ravens and three with the Carolina Panthers … one sister … enjoys rugby, fishing and cooking … full name is Penisimani Kemoeatu … goes by Benji … last name is pronounced kay-moy-ah-too … born Nov. 8, 1990.

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