Three offers and counting for Faifili

A JUCO prospect who has started to see recruiting pick up over the past couple weeks is American River LB Samson Faifili (5-11.5, 240) and he has three offers to prove it...

"I have gotten offers from Oregon State, Nevada and Hawaii," Faifili told JCFootball.com. "I'm getting a lot of interest from Arkansas too and we've had a lot of other schools come through and watch our practices."

Since arriving at American River, Faifili has manned the weakside (WIL) linebacker spot and this past season he was outstanding, racking up 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks.

"I think my best aspect is my blitzes," Faifili noted. "I can time my blitzes well and I love to rush the quarterback."

This offseason, Faifili has been hard at work improving his game so that he can help his team repeat as conference champion and try and match last season's program-best 11-0 record.

"One thing for me is my reads," Faifili said. "I've also been working a lot on my eyes, going from the tackle to the guards and just making sure I've got my footwork down so I'm not wasting steps.

"We were 11-0 last season which is a record for our program and we really had a great time and enjoyed ourselves last year. We want that again."

As a prep at Granger High School in West Valley, Utah, Faifili was heavily recruited prospect, but he was unable to qualify so he decided to got he JC route, but didn't end up at the school he thought he was going to play for, instead opting to continue the family legacy with American River.

"I was all set to go to Snow, but my brother and my uncle both went here and my brother said if I was playing JC ball, then it was going to be at American River," Faifili said with a chuckle. "I've really been happy here and O'm glad that I made the decision to come here and play."

Faifili is on pace to graduate in February and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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