Patience Could Pay Off For Naufahu

College of San Mateo RB George Naufahu (6-1, 225) is still looking for a home, but with schools just now figuring out their running back situations, some FBS programs could be close to extending an offer his way...

"I actually had an offer from Sacramento State to sign with them, but I decided I wanted to wait and see what else was out there for me," Naufahu told "I have a bunch of schools that have talked to me about being patient and letting them figure out where things stand with their running backs now that spring ball is over, so I sorta put all of my eggs in that basket and we'll see what happens."

The schools that have expressed interest in the talented, hard-running tailback are Idaho, Texas, Utah State and San Jose State among others.

"All of them just asked me to be patient, so I spent this spring working out with my team, doing conditioning and individual drills just to stay in shape and make sure I am sharp if an opportunity comes along," Naufahu said.

As a freshman in 2012, Naufahu used his downhill running style to post 524 yards and seven touchdowns on just 68 carries while working behind a sophomore starter.

This past fall, Naufahu got a vast majority of the carries and managed to post 1,183 yards and set a school-record with 19 touchdowns scored (17 rushing, two receiving) and was named to the All-State team at the end of the season.

"Most people think of me as a power-runner and that's a pretty good description, but I can make guys miss in space and I have good football speed even though my forty isn't anything special (4.6)," Naufahu said. "This spring I worked a lot on my quickness and my hands so I can be a better receiver out of the backfield. I never dropped a pass that was thrown my way, but I want to be an even bigger threat out of the backfield to help the offense."

Naufahu has finished up his two-year degree, so he is eligible to sign with a school at anytime and he hopes to find a home within the next couple of months.

Wherever he winds up, Naufahu will have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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