Timpview Star Siale Esera Commits To BYU While On LES Field

Sep 10, 2022, 6:50 PM | Updated: 7:02 pm
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PARADISE, NV - SEPTEMBER 04: A BYU cheerleader waves a giant flag in front of fans cheering in the stands during the Good Sam Vegas Kickoff Classic featuring the Brigham Young University Cougars and the Arizona Wildcats on September 4, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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PROVO, Utah – Before BYU football took on No. 9 Baylor, Timpview High star Siale Esera announced he would be part of future BYU games in the Big 12.

The four-star edge rusher/linebacker by 247Sports announced on Saturday night that he is committed to BYU. He did it while he was on the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium in the pregame warmups of BYU versus Baylor.

Esera picked BYU over offers from UCLA, Arizona, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, Tennessee, USC, Utah, and others.

A 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect, Esera committed to BYU on his father Peter’s birthday. Peter Esera is the Director of Operations for Brigham Young University. He helps book all of the travel for BYU football road games.

Esera has been a prospect on BYU’s radar for a long time. His first collegiate offer came from BYU in 2019, before his freshman season of high school football.

Esera is the 14th commitment in BYU’s 2023 recruiting class. After the pledge from tight end Jackson Bowers, Esera is the second-highest rated recruit according to the 247Sports Composite ratings.

So far this season at Timpview, Esera has piled up 21 tackles for the T-Birds, who are currently 4-1 overall.

Players off the edge and in the trenches are a top priority for BYU in their recruiting classes in the future as they enter the Big 12 Conference. Esera fills a pressing need.

BYU Football 2023 Recruiting Class

  • Jackson Bowers | TE | Mesa, Arizona
  • Josiah Phillips | WR | Chatsworth, California
  • Pokaiaua Haunga | ATH | Timpview High
  • Leo Pulalasi | ATH | Lakewood, Washington
  • Ryder Burton | QB | Springville High
  • Saimone Davis | TE | Colleyville, Texas
  • Miles Hall | DB/LB | Skyline High
  • Matthew Frederick | TE | East High
  • Landen Chambers | RB | Keller, Texas
  • Stanley Raass | DL | Kahuku, Hawaii
  • Pierson Watson | LB | Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Owen Borg | LB | Corner Canyon High
  • Andrew Heinig | DL | Glenpool, Oklahoma

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