2013 BYU Football Newcomers: Toloa’i Ho Ching


          Toloa’i Ho Ching

          Sandy, UT | Alta High School

          6-0| 225 | LB

Before BYU:

Ho Ching was rated the #23 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com, along with being named the #5 and #8 overall prospect in the state of Utah by Scout and Rivals, respectively. He also led Utah’s 5A classification in sacks (10.5), while helping lead his team to the 2009 semifinals. Ho Ching was a two-year all-state selection, totaling 163 tackles and 25.5 sacks in his junior and senior campaigns combined. A part of the stellar 2010 BYU recruiting class, Toloa’i’s recruitment came down to BYU and Wisconsin, with the Cougars winning out for his services, obviously. Ho Ching plans to major in business and the Cougars great program helped secure his services.

Watch this Rocky Balboa type highlight film here, this is a great compilation by the way. You can see just how fast off the ball he is and that he truly loves to hit. Needs to improve in pass coverage, but man this kid could fly in high school.

2013 Expectations: Contributor

Toloa’i returns from a LDS mission, serving in Orlando, Florida for the past two years. He should have an opportunity to work his way into the two-deep during fall camp. If he can bounce back quickly from his time off, he will be a contributor in 2013, much like Uani Unga was as a MLB in 2012.

Potential in BYU Career:  Moderate

Ho Ching has a very good sense of spacing and vision on the field and his game fits the mold of a BYU linebacker very well. Don’t expect his sack totals from high school to carry over into the college game, but he will be a nice run stopper in the middle for BYU.