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Early Signing Period: 3 Star LB Marist Liufau Signs With Notre Dame

Mele Kalikimaka everyone!

Marist Liufau

Yes, Virginia... the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are loading up on linebackers. Over the last decade, the state of Hawaii has offered quite a bit of talent to the game of football, and those that were willing to put in the effort received a nice reward. Notre Dame and Clark Lea really fell in love with Marist Liufau, and gave him a spot on a tight ship. He happily accepted just about a month ago.

It’s official now, as Marist has sent in his NLI to Notre Dame this morning during the early signing period for college football.

This is sort of a no-brainer. An athletic linebacker with speed that can play sideline to sideline aggressively. That seems to be what a linebacker is supposed to do in this day and age, and Liufau is on that path. His frame is perfect for a strength and conditioning program to get a hold of and scientifically create a monster.

Recruiting Hawaii is a little difficult — especially in South Bend, but Notre Dame is evolving into one of those places that the Polynesian players can make another home during their college years. It’s a family setting, and the Irish just got another great brother.

Liufau chose the Irish over the west coast; the USC Trojans, Oregon Ducks, Utah Utes, and others.

From Marist’s commitment:

Marist Liufau has become a very hot prospect this fall as he’s had a great senior year, and his body is starting to fill out. Marist beefed up from 175 pounds to 210 pounds on his 6’3” frame. He has a great combination of size, speed, and power (to go along with just absolutely tremendous hair).