Former Trinity High School outside linebacker Josh Saafi and quarterback/athlete Lahi Kautai will be heading to Provo, Utah this summer.
“I’m going to be heading up to BYU on June 14th,” said Saafi. “I’m going to be heading up there to work out and do some agility stuff. I’ll be heading up with one of my teammates, Lahi Kautai.”
Lahi is the younger brother of BYU linebacker Teu Kautai, who is currently back home in Texas with his family.
“Teu is here now but he’ll be bringing us over there to BYU here soon,” said Saafi. “We’re going to work out and kind of get our feet wet. I’ve been working out here in Texas and have gotten more leaner. I’ve been losing a lot of fat and getting more muscular and leaner. I’m trying to put on the good weight.”
Coming in at about 6 foot 3 inches and 220 pounds, Saafi was ranked the No. 96 outside linebacker prospect in the nation. However, after tearing his UCL in his elbow and missing most of last season, he fell off the recruiting radar. Now the Tongan from Texas is recuperated and working to get himself in Division I-shape.
“Yeah, I’ve been trying to get stronger and that’s one thing that I’ve been doing since I injured my elbow,” Saafi said. “I’m getting to where I can lift heavy weight again. It took a while for me to get my elbow back, and so I’m making a lot of improvements.”
While Saafi is being diligent in his physical preparation, he won’t be enrolling this year at BYU.
“I’ll be turning 19 in October and right now I’m working on my papers. I’ll be heading out on my mission then, but I want to come up to BYU in June so I can work out and get a feel for things before I go.”