Colorado was comfortable.
A few days after visiting the University of Colorado last week, Bellarmine Prep quarterback Sefo Liufau orally committed to the Buffaloes.
“When my dad and I visited,” Liufau said, “they made us feel comfortable. It was a good fit.”
The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound junior committed to Colorado on Friday. Liufau, rated by most scouting services as a four-star recruit, said he enjoyed the time he spent with CU coaches and was impressed by what he perceived as a family atmosphere.
Colorado’s offensive scheme, which is similar to what Bellarmine Prep runs, was also a positive.
“We have different calls,” he said, “but everything else is pretty much the same.”
Liufau is a two-year starter and helped lead the Lions deep into the state playoffs his sophomore and junior seasons.
Also a standout on the basketball court, Liufau does not play a spring sport. Instead, he said he’s spending his free time in the weight room and throwing to teammates in preparation for the fall.
Liufau is the second Washington quarterback to commit to an out-of-state school this month. Skyline’s Max Browne, a five-star recruit, pledged Southern California..
Though Colorado is the only school that has offered a scholarship to Liufau, it won’t be surprise if more schools follow suit in the coming months. Liufau said he’ll listen to their pitches, but he doesn’t plan to change his mind.
“I’ll respectfully listen to what they have to say,” Liufau said, “but I’m a Buff.”