Sorry for the delay, but, yes, Ethan Watanabe of Brennan High (San Antonio) has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors, according to his father Chad Watanabe.
Ethan Watanabe is 6 feet 3 and 255 pounds. He will compete at tight end for the Warriors.
Ethan Watanabe’s father was raised on the Leeward Coast.
“Nanakali Hawks!” said Chad Watanabe, a 1983 graduate who played football and basketball.
Two of Ethan Watanabe’s uncles played for Norm Chow at BYU in the 1980s. Another uncle, Tony Moeaki, is a tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs.
And for the curious: Ethan Watanabe’s father is Hawaiian and Samoan; his mother is Tongan. Chad Watanabe said he took the surname of his step-father.
“Everybody looks at me like: ‘Where’s your Japanese?'” Chad Watanabe said. “I tell them, ‘I eat Japanese food.'”
Here’s his highlight video: Ethan Watanabe.