Will three be a charm for Hafoka?

A run-stuffing defensive tackle who can also get some pressure on the quarterback is a luxury D-1 programs would love to have. San Mateo's David Hafoka (6-2, 315) has the ability to be a mutli-demensional threat along the interior of any defensive line and he hopes his third year at San Mateo will be his best.

"I had to redshirt last year because I got a leg infection after the second game," Hafoka said. "I just couldn't do anything, so it was a little frustrating, but I'm 100-percent now and I'm ready to show teams how good I can be."

Hafoka is already super-strong, benching 375 pounds and squatting over 500, while also running a 5.4 forty.

"I'm pretty quick and I have game speed, but I definitely want to get my speed down a little," Hafoka said. "I've been running almost every day and working out five times a week to keep up my strength, but I'm also working on my endurance and stamina."

Hafoka plays the three-technique, where he's angled off to one side of the guard, but he said he's open to playing the nose or even out wide in a 3-4.

"I can do whatever a team needs me to do," Hafoka said. "I feel like I'm at my best rushing the quarterback, but if they need me to cause problems in blocking up front in the running game, that's what I will do."

Hafoka prepped at San Mateo High School and was a non-qualifier so he opted for the school closest to where he's from.

"Family is big for me so staying close was the best situation for me," Hafoka said. "It's great that I had such a good coaching staff and good program right here."

Hafoka said schools were recruiting him this past summer and fall until they figured out he would need another year before he could come out.

"I had a lot of schools looking at me, but they stopped calling because of my injury," Hafoka said. "I'm not too worried about it right now though. I'll just make sure I have my classes down and the rest will take care of itself."

Hafoka will finish up his two-year degree in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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