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Kafovalu is 100% a Buff
Samson Kafovalu, the 6'5 and 245-pound defensive end out of Riverside (Calif.) Arlington started evaluating his options after receiving six offers. Towards the end of his senior season, Kafovalu trimmed his offer list to three Pac-12 schools, Washington, Utah and Colorado. After taking official visits to all three schools, Kafovalu decided Colorado was the best fit for him. "I am 100% committed to Colorado. Basically I prayed about it and Colorado has been with me from the start," said Kafovalu. The Buffs made a strong impression from the start, since they were the first school to extend Kafovalu a scholarship. "I have always wanted to go to Colorado. After I visited and saw the school I knew it was the right place for me," commented Kafovalu. "I loved the place and so did my mom and dad." Prior to committing, Kafovalu had two in-home visits with Colorado's defensive line coach, Mike Tuiasosopo. "Coach Tuiasosopo came by and talked with my family and I. The first time was the week before I committed and the second time was actually the day before I committed, which was on a Thursday," said Kafovalu. "After that in-home visit was when I knew I was 100%." During Kafovalu's conversations with Coach Tuiasosopo, they discussed where the Buffs envision Kafovalu fitting into their lineup. "They want me at either defensive end or at the three technique, where I would play defensive tackle," said Kafovalu. "If that's where they need me, then that's where I will go." Kafovalu discussed what set Colorado apart from some of his other options. "I believe in their coaches and the guys that are coming in. They are definitely in a rebuilding stage, but I believe I can go there and make a name for myself," said Kafovalu. "It is a good opportunity for me and it will be a good opportunity to get to work with their coaching staff." Kafovalu said he felt very relieved after he announced his commitment to the Buffs. "I was so excited to have my decision made," replied Kafovalu. "It felt like an elephant was stepping on my chest but now the elephant is finally off."
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