WeAreSC- What schools are you looking at right now?
Taufoou- "Notre Dame, USC,
WeAreSC- Do you have any leaders out of that group?
Taufoou- "Well, I have a few. My top two are Notre Dame and USC, but I like
WeAreSC- Do you have any offers?
WeAreSC- What are you going to be looking for in the school you choose in the end?
Taufoou- "I'm going to be looking at the coaches and their style basically, and the team, the way they practice and everything, the atmosphere of the school, and the players."
WeAreSC- Will playing time be a factor?
Taufoou- "Yeah, because I want to play. I haven't really thought about it too much yet though, but yeah, that's a factor."
WeAreSC- Is distance from home something that you've thought about?
Taufoou- "I would try to stay close to home but I wouldn't mind going off somewhere else. It's not a big deal to me."
WeAreSC- You mentioned that USC is in your top two right now. What do you like about them?
Taufoou- "I went to their Junior Day and I really liked the coaches. They seem like a bunch of good guys, and just their style of coaching. They're all just intense and they made it fun for us. I also watched some of their practice and it was high intensity. I liked that too."
WeAreSC- Did you get a chance to meet Coach Pola?
Taufoou- "Yeah, he's an interesting guy. He's funny."
WeAreSC- You also mentioned that Notre Dame is in your top two. What do you like about them?
Taufoou- "Well, I just know they have a lot of tradition. I haven't been able to visit there or visit any of their camps or anything. I just like the football team."
WeAreSC- Do you have any of your stats from your fullback spot last year?
Taufoou- "I rushed for over 1200 yards in, I think, 200 plus carries, and I had around 14 touchdowns."
WeAreSC- For people who haven't seen you play, talk about what you like to do out there as a fullback and what you think your strengths are.
Taufoou- "Probably power. Just being able to run straight through guys. That's basically it. I think of myself as being able to do it all. I want to be seen that way. I don't want to be one-dimensional."
WeAreSC- Do you play on defense also?
Taufoou- "Yeah, I play linebacker, in the middle."
WeAreSC- Are you being recruited solely as a fullback, or are you also getting looks at linebacker?
Taufoou- "I think it's mainly as a fullback but a little linebacker too."
WeAreSC- Where is USC recruiting you to play at?
Taufoou- "I think fullback, but Coach Holt is recruiting me, so…they need linebackers too."
WeAreSC- What's your current height and weight?
Taufoou- "6'0 and 245."
WeAreSC- Best 40 time?
WeAreSC- Do you play any other sports?
Taufoou- "Not this year but last year I played baseball and wrestled."
WeAreSC- Do you have a recent max on your bench and squat?
Taufoou- "Squat is like 420 and bench is around 330 or 335."
WeAreSC- Do you plan on going to any camps this summer?
Taufoou- "I want to go to the USC camp, the four day camp. And I want to go to the Notre Dame camp. I'm not sure on the others. I haven't really decided yet."
WeAreSC- Are you going to any of the Nike Camps?
Taufoou- "Yeah, at Stanford on May 10th."
WeAreSC- Looking ahead, if the right offer comes along, would you look to commit early or do you plan on going through the process?
Taufoou- "It depends…I think I want to visit the schools first before I decide, but there's certain schools where I think I would commit."
WeAreSC- If USC offered, do you think you might lean towards doing that?
Taufoou- "Yeah, right now that's where I'm leaning."