Recruiting Update: Joseph Faifili
Joseph Faifili
TBS Staff Columnist
Posted Oct 6, 2005

With BYU losing its whole starting defensive line to graduation this year, the Cougars are sure to go after a few defensive linemen this recruiting class. One standout player that BYU has already offered is Joseph Faifili.

The 6’3”, 283-pound, D-lineman recently transferred for his senior season from Kahuku High School in Hawaii to Granger High in Utah, citing family issues.

“Right now I’m hearing from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Arizona, ASU, Colorado, Washington, UCLA, New Mexico, and UH,” Joseph Faifili said. “I have scholarship offers to Utah, BYU, Arizona, ASU, and New Mexico.”

Faifili said a good sports medicine program and a school he feels comfortable with are the main factors in his decision.

“BYU offered me a while ago,” Faifili said. “Coach Kafusi and Bronco are the two coaches that are calling me.”

Faifili, who grew up a Miami Hurricane fan, said his top three schools right now are BYU, Arizona, and Utah. He said he is fully qualified and will wait and see if he wants to take a mission for his church.

Faifili’s best friend is B.J. Beatty, a three-star recruit from Kahuku. Faifili said Beatty is legit and that he is hearing from BYU too. Faifili has 2.5 sacks 7 solo tackles, and 2 tackels for loss

Another interesting note is Faifili’s analysis of Utah football compared to Hawaii football.

“The athletes are the same,” Faifili said. “But the main difference is the love for the game. It’s a team thing out here in Hawaii. There is a lot more spirit.”

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