BYU landed a huge (literally) addition as Oregon offensive tackle and former 5-star recruit Kingsley Suamataia announced his commitment to BYU Friday morning with a video. Kingsley entered the transfer portal last week and visited BYU this past weekend.
Blessed as the Lord is mindful of my struggles and strengths. I am truly thankful to everyone in my life, most of all my family. We are stronger together than apart. #DKT76 Time to Do King Things #AigaFaaVavau LETS GO! pic.twitter.com/T9BsEMRTre— Kingsley 76 SUAMATAIA (@baby76kings) November 5, 2021
Blessed to have a great visit @BYUfootball. Thank you to my uncle @Jasen_AhYou for always taking care of us. Thank you uncle @JackDamuni for always loving me and my family and @kalanifsitake for taking the time to visit with us. #GodGotUs @Lsuamataia #WhatsNext pic.twitter.com/wOU5KWTnBT— Kingsley 76 SUAMATAIA (@baby76kings) November 4, 2021
Kingsley prepped at nearby Orem High School and was a member of the 2021 recruiting class. He was one of the best prep offensive linemen in the country and rated a 5-Star prospect by Rivals and 247 Sports own ratings. BYU was in Kingsley’s final seven before he chose Oregon. He had offers from just about everyone in the country — Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan and a host of other schools.
Kingsley was teammates at Orem High School with current BYU players Puka Nacua, Jakob Robinson, and Hunter Hill — all guys who started their career elsewhere and transferred to BYU.
Kingsley is massive and can move very well for his size. Oregon lists him at 6-foot-6, 317 pounds and he is every bit of it. BYU has three tackles that have started game this year — Blake Freeland has started every game at LT and Harris LaChance and Campbell Barrington both at RT — but Kingsley is talented enough that I anticipate him coming in and starting opposite of Blake Freeland. Blair Angulo of 247 Sports projected Kingsley as a future first round NFL draft pick, meaning he has the talent to be one of the best offensive lineman in BYU history.
Kingsley played in one game for Oregon this season, meaning it will count as a redshirt and he will be a redshirt freshman in 2022 and immediately eligible to play.
This pickup also gives BYU greater credibility on the recruiting trail. Puka Nacua showed that big time local talent can excel at BYU, and Kingsley’s commitment further cements that as BYU heads into the Big 12.