Recruit Update: Joseph Faifili

All-American defensive tackle Joseph Faifili may be just a week away from ending the suspense about where he will spend his college career. In fact, if Failfili does pull the trigger, there is no way he could make the decision more public.

Joseph Faifili will head to Texas on Sunday for the US Army All-American game, and he has not ruled out the possibility of announcing his decision on national T.V.

"They gave me the option to announce at the game on T.V.," Faifili said. "But I'm not sure if I will."

Right now BYU, Utah, Oregon St. and Colorado are his top four choices. All the schools have offered.

"I will visit Utah on Jan. 20th and BYU right before that." Joey said. "I'm trying to set up a visit to Oregon State, too. I like Oregon St. because I know some guys on the team like Jeremy Perry and Al Afalava. I talked to Al and he said the Oregon St. coaches really want me. Al likes it in Oregon but said it is a long way from home."

The 6'3", 298-pound defensive lineman played his senior year in Hawaii, and was named first team all state. One of his teammates is another BYU recruit B.J. Beatty.

"B.J. really likes BYU," Faifili said. "His dad played there. We talk on the phone and it would be fun to play college with him."

Early playing time is not a concern for Faifili. He said he is worried about trying to learn all the plays, because college and high school are so different. The big Hawaiian said he has mission plans.

Faifili said he is qualified academically and runs 4.8 forty. Faifili likes certain things about each school that is recruiting him.

"BYU is my base school," Joey said. "BYU is familiar to me and I'm comfortable with it. The same goes for Utah. I like Colorado because they looked at me first."

Faifili indicated that the coaches like his size and that if he works hard he can contribute. Faifili is excited to go to the US Army All-American game and will practice for a week before the game. Faifili may make his decision on T.V., but it will not be solid until after he takes his visits.

Joey recently moved from Hawaii back to Utah, and is living at home attending Granger High School.


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