Hurricane Alert: Ezra leaves, Rocky stays

Siblings Angel, Ezra and Rocky Savea with their father, Toma, in a photo taken in the summer of 2015 after a session at Brian Derby Camp.
Siblings Angel, Ezra and Rocky Savea with their father, Toma, in a photo taken in the summer of 2015 after a session at Brian Derby Camp.

Hurricane nation was on alert earlier in the week when the father of two key players announced that the sons would be moving to Utah.

Toma Savea, father of Ezra and Rocky, confirmed on Thursday that one of the boys will make the move. Ezra, who will be a senior this fall, was a quarterback at Campbell. He transferred to Kapolei and eventually switched to safety.

“Ezra was blessed with this opportunity to play at Orem (High School) as a quarterback, something that he really wants to do,” Toma Savea texted.


Ezra Savea, a tall, shifty athlete, was a backup to freshman sensation Taulia Tagovailoa at Kapolei.

“He was given the opportunity by (Coach Darren) Hernandez to compete at Kapolei by gunslinger Taulia Tagovailoa, but my son wanted to take on the challenge in Utah for himself,” Toma added.


Ezra Savea will stay with an aunt in Orem. Rocky will stay at Kapolei, where he was a starting linebacker as a freshman last season. Rocky received scholarship offers from Oregon State and Texas Tech, and interest from several other prominent programs is growing.


“Ezra wishes his brother, Taulia and his teammates nothing but the best. He appreciates all his coaches, especially Coach Hernandez, (coaches) Ebanez, Brad, Mike, Chris and Coach Galu for making him the player he is now,” Toma Savea added. “As a father and coach to my boys, I really appreciate all these coaches who have been part of my sons’ lives. God bless all of them and continuously.”

Their oldest brother, Pesi, just completed his freshman season at San Diego State. He is a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive lineman.

COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiprepworld@staradvertiser.com.

*