Every athlete has hopes and dreams of being the top ranked individual in their respective sport. What makes these hopes and dreams legitimate is the amount of effort and hard work put in by that individual to make their goals come to pass. Such is the case with the state of Utah’s top hidden gem. His name is M.J. Tafisi and he comes out of the class of 2018 as one of the best linebackers in the northwest region. Most analysts and college scouts would consider Tafisi a slight underdog when it comes to being recruited. Because of his flash free style of play, this confirmed division one prospect brings the commonly unnoticed elements to the game that make him a primary player on recruiting lists.
It’s always a cool thing to show items like a recruit jumping 50 inches in the air or doing a viral footwork drill to gain the love of the masses. In the case of M.J. Tafisi, the bona fide bluechipper comes to the early morning table of football recruiting not expecting the “wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey” sort of treatment but instead answering the request of every single college coach in the NCAA. That request was simply to prove that he is one of the best by showing it on film and not through word of mouth. Tafisi is doing exactly that by being one of the national leaders at tackles and carrying his team to a 4-0 season. At 6’1, 220 pounds, the junior out of Alta High School has been clocked at 4.7 in the 40 yard dash. Any coach or scout can look at his film and see that this young talent plays in the box like he is a 4.4 laterally sound athlete. His great hands are the reason he plays tight end on offense, and his versatility makes him efficient at the position of long snapper on special teams. A word of advice to the high school fan of future big time college players. Meet the most underrated defensive player in the class of 2018 who is able to play and compete at a high level for any power conference in college football. Currently Tafisi is drawing interest from local universities including Utah, Utah State, and BYU but the dye has been cast on his position as a national top prospect. Where he goes from here in terms of football excellence is a matter of his consistent hard work and high caliber play which is a normal thing for M.J. Tafisi. Stay tuned. http://www.besquadsport.com