Interest picks up for Hafoka

Now that he's fully recovered from a leg infection that caused him to redshirt in 2007, San Mateo DT David Hafoka (6-2, 315) is holding things down in the middle for the Bulldogs. He's been receiving interest from schools across the west and he said he's hoping to take a visit to one of his suitors during his bye week.

Hafoka is a man of few words, but he took the time to update on things recently including how good it feels to be back playing the sport he loves.

"I missed playing so much, it's great to be back out there," Hafoka said. "You don't realize how much you love something until it's taken away from you, so it's something I definitely won't take for granted anymore."

San Mateo is already 4-0 and is one of the top teams in California and this weekend they will take on Sierra who is also 4-0.

Hafoka has been a key cog in the Bulldog defensive front-seven, posting 12 tackles and one sack from his nose tackle position.

On the recruiting front, Utah and Arizona are the main schools recruiting him, but schools like Nevada, San Jose State, Arizona State and Colorado State have also made contact.

"I am thinking about visiting Utah next week (October 11th) on our bye," Hafoka said. "Other than that, I will probably not take any visits until after our season."

Hafoka is on pace to graduate this December and because he received a medical redshirt for the 2007 season, he'll still have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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