"I played some "Sam" linebacker and they blitzed me a lot and had me in coverage too," said Hifo. "I had a pretty good season. For my season stats-wise I had around 46 tackles, three sacks, and around five interceptions as a defensive back. I guess that's not too bad for a sophomore."
"Offensively, I played some quarterback and threw for three touchdowns on the season. I also ran the ball and did pretty good when I got the chance. I ran the ball five times for around 40 yards and scored one touchdown, so I had a pretty good season personally."
It's impressive for an athlete as young as Hifo to be starting and playing 4 different positions for the Patriots in the talent-rich area of the Inland Empire of California. Heritage High School was 13-1 this season and beat Rancho Verde to win the CIF state championship.
"It was really a privilege to be playing in that game (the CIF state championship) as a sophomore," Hifo said. "The only bad thing about the championship game is I got hurt in the first drive. That's the only thing that sucked about it, but Sione [Takitaki] and Limihai [Hifo] both had two touchdowns and both rushed for over a hundred yards."
Heritage got down early to Rancho Verde in the first quarter, trailing 20-0. Heritage Head Coach Craig Broach decided to go to a ground game offensive attack, featuring Limihai Hifo and 2014 BYU commit Sione Takitaki. That gamble proved right in the end as Heritage came away with a tight victory, winning 34-33.
BYU is keeping a close eye on Hifo. He'll be a member of the 2016 recruiting class. The coaching staff is also keeping an eye on Chaz Ah You (6 foot-1 inch, 175-pound safety/WR) who is doing great things out at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs, UT. Ah You will be a member of the 2017 recruiting class. Look for the two youngsters to be on BYU's recruiting radar in the future.