The 6-foot-, 225-pound linebacker is a three-star prospect who drew plenty of accolades after a senior season in which he had 115 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss and eight sacks. He also had three interceptions and five forced fumbles.
Motuapuaka earned first-team All-Tidewater recognition by the Virginian-Pilot, first-team All-Eastern Region honors and first-team All-Beach District honors.
His parents are from Tonga and went to school in New Zealand, where Andrew was born. His family migrated to the United States and his father joined the U.S. Army.
His last name is pronounced MO-too-uh-poo-WAH-kuh.
Committed: April 21, 2012
High school coach: Robert Jackson
Lead recruiter: Bryan Stinespring
Also considered: Old Dominion, Stanford, Utah
Ranking: 247Sports: 3-star, No. 99 outside linebacker, No. 36 Virginia
Rivals: 3-star, No. 20 inside linebacker, No. 13 Virginia
ESPN: 3-star, no. 24 outside linebacker, No. 15 Virginia
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