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Ethan Erickson of Kahuku realizes life-long dream of signing with BYU

Kahuku tight end Ethan Erickson is headed back home to Utah as the highly-touted recruit signed with Brigham Young University.

The Utah native moved to Hawaii as a sophomore and announced his official signing at the Red Raiders gym before family, friends and faculty members on Wednesday morning.

The three-star recruit originally made his commitment back in June and made it very clear today that the verbal commitment was as strong as his presence on the football field.

"There was never any doubt. I couldn't wait for this day to come," Erickson told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello.

After completing his career at Kahuku, the 6'5", 225 pound pass catcher participated in the Polynesian Bowl this past January. 

"It's huge for me. My dream school since day one. I went to all the sports events, everything. I've been a BYU fan my whole life. To finally be able to sign my name on the paper and being a part of the BYU legacy is definitely a huge moment for me and my family."

Erickson, will first serve a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints mission upon graduation and anticipates taking part in camp with the Cougars for the 2021 season.

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