Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep quarterback Sefo Liufau has not had to worry about recruiting this season, committing to Colorado in the spring.
That’s enabled the signal-caller to focus on the Lions and get closer to the state title that’s eluded him the last two years.
“We’re mixing it up more on offense this year, and it’s important to work on everything,” said Liufau. We’re passing long, passing short, mixing in runs and stretches.”
After taking Bellarmine to the state semifinals as a sophomore and the quarterfinals as a junior, Liufau entered his senior season with the sole purpose of ending his season in the Tacoma Dome, this time on the right end of a state playoff game.
That was a big reason why he committed early to the Buffs.
“That was why I wanted to commit early, so my focus could be on my team and my teammates and winning a state championship as a senior,” said Liufau.
Liufau said he stays in steady contact with the Buff coaches, and was thrilled when they beat in-state program Washington State, a team he grew up watching.
“I was really relieved for the coaching staff and the team when they beat Washington State,” said Liufau. “They played hard through the whole fourth quarter, the whole game. I know they’re going to keep competing.”
Rip Scherer is the primary coach recruiting Liufau, but he said he also talks with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, secondary coach Mike Tuiasosopo and head coach Jon Embree.
“Every week, I talk to Coach Scherer and occasionally Coach Tui and Coach Bieniemy and a lot with Coach Embree,” said Liufau. “I’m most likely going to wait until after my season to take an official visit. I’m not sure if I’ll get there during the season to visit unofficially though.”
Liufau said a few schools have expressed interest in him during his season, but their interest has fallen on deaf ears.
“Nothing has changed with me. There are a couple of schools that told me to keep in contact, but I told them I’m fully committed and that’s how I’m going to stay,” said Liufau.
The Lions are 5-1 and Liufau has thrown for 1,335 yards on 95-of-129 passing, with 13 touchdowns to only one interception. He’s also rushed for five touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass and is averaging 36 yards a punt.