One School is Recruiting Hardest

Despite playing most of his junior season with a broken foot, Bothell (Wash.) athlete Darrin Laufasa still put up solid numbers showing why he's one of the top fullback prospects in the region...

Darrin Laufasa plays on both sides of the ball and has the ability to play at the next level at fullback or linebacker. As a junior, he rushed for 950 yards and 12 touchdowns , a feat even more impressive when you consider he battled a serious foot injury all year.

"I broke my foot in the summer," Laufasa said. "I had surgery on it but then broke it again. I had to sit out one game but played the whole season on it. I definitely knew it was there, it bothered me a lot but I had to play through it. I had another surgery when the season was over and now I'm 100% and ready to go."

Laufasa, who recently transferred to Bothell after playing at Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita the last three years, is still waiting for his first scholarship offer to roll in but is hearing from a handful of programs out West.

"UCLA, Cal, Oregon and Utah are showing the most interest right now," Laufasa said. "I've also gotten some letters from Washington but not much from Washington State yet. UCLA is definitely recruiting me the hardest and Marques Tuiasosopo is recruiting me pretty hard.

"They invited me to their next Junior Day, which I believe is the second weekend of April. Growing up, I really liked the Washington schools but UCLA is probably my top school now. I'm going to try and camp there this summer and will also try and check out Utah and Washington State as well."

Laufasa will also attend the NIKE Camp in Oregon after having a solid workout at the same camp last June.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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