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  • '19 HI ATH Marist Liufau (Notre Dame Signee)

    Rover / ROLB / DB / CB in HS early
    Honolulu, HI
    Punahou HS


    Measurements:
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 210

    Rankings:
    247 Comp: ..... 3* ..... #167 CB ..... #1674 OA ..... .8265 rating
    247: ............... 3* ..... #158 CB ..... #1594 OA ...... 82
    Rivals: ............ 3* ................................................ 5.5
    ESPN: ............. NR

    Offers:
    Notre Dame
    Zona
    Boise
    Hawaii
    Ore
    SDSU
    USC
    Utah
    Utah St
    Wazzu

    Media Links:

    Twitter = https://twitter.com/asaturner20

    Hudl = https://www.hudl.com/profile/7781474/Marist-Liufau

    Highlights:

    <iframe src='//www.hudl.com/embed/video/3/7781474/5b99642a02bc8510c492156f' width='640' height='360' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by clashmore_mike; 12-19-2018, 12:18 PM.

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    Official visiting for FSU

    Changed his Twitter bio to read Rover/DB (Hint-hint)

    Trains under Alohi Gilman's Dad Asai who will be in SB with Alohi's lil brother Alaka'i tomorrow.

    Asa Turner's replacement.

    Freebie:

    https://247sports.com/college/notre-...ame-124453284/

    New Notre Dame official visitor added for this weekend

    By Tom Loy

    There are a ton of talented recruits from the 2019, 2020 and 2021 classes headed to Notre Dame this weekend for the Florida State game on Saturday. Irish Illustrated has learned that there is a late addition to Notre Dame’s official visitor list and he is already en route to campus.

    Per a source, Notre Dame will host Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou three-star athlete Marist Liufau on an official visit this weekend. The class of 2019 recruit hasn’t added an offer from the Fighting Irish yet, but that is expected to come his way later this weekend.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Marist is not a 3 ⭐️. He is better than some of the 4/5 ⭐️. Don’t matter anyways. He has and will perform at the highest level. ���� <a href="https://t.co/ZiR0ZZTRUw">https://t.co/ZiR0ZZTRUw</a></p>&mdash; Asai Gilman (@asaigilman) <a href="https://twitter.com/asaigilman/status/1059244729743794176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    Last edited by IrishLax; 11-13-2018, 03:10 PM. Reason: more at link

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    • #3
      How would you order the LBers left out of Asa Turner, JD Bertrand, and Marist Liufau? All good prospects

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      • #4
        Pfft, another softie from Punahou?

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        • #5
          But Asa Turner wiped his Twitter account and he visited for Navy game. We are going to flip him.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NDMIA View Post
            How would you order the LBers left out of Asa Turner, JD Bertrand, and Marist Liufau? All good prospects
            Bertrand doesn't count. He's an ILB and they have two this class. He ranks last in need.

            Liufau and Turner are the same player. Except Liufau has slowly made the move from CB/S his FR/SO years to safety / LB his JR year to OLB / ROLB this year.

            Just from the film, it's a wash. I won't comment on Turner but there's a reason Liufau's coming on an official.

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            • #7
              The school he goes to is quite phenomenal. Drove past it while in Oahu this past May. https://www.punahou.edu/

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              • #8
                The class of 2019 recruit hasn’t added an offer from the Fighting Irish yet, but that is expected to come his way later this weekend.
                Wonder what Bertrand thinks about that. Safe if to say he's running in third if it comes to pass.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shortynd01 View Post
                  The school he goes to is quite phenomenal. Drove past it while in Oahu this past May. https://www.punahou.edu/
                  Looks nice. Wish we could pull a linebacker from there one of these years. Seems like the kind of place that could produce a good linebacker.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                    Bertrand doesn't count. He's an ILB and they have two this class. He ranks last in need.

                    Liufau and Turner are the same player. Except Liufau has slowly made the move from CB/S his FR/SO years to safety / LB his JR year to OLB / ROLB this year.

                    Just from the film, it's a wash. I won't comment on Turner but there's a reason Liufau's coming on an official.
                    Who's the other ILB (other than Ekwono)?
                    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
                      Who's the other ILB (other than Ekwono)?
                      Kiser?

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                      • #12
                        Kiser is being recruited to play Buck.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
                          Kiser is being recruited to play Buck.
                          Buck Kiser sounds like a porn name. Jack should definitely go by "Buck."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by irishog77 View Post
                            Buck Kiser sounds like a porn name. Jack should definitely go by "Buck."
                            I'd go with Jack Buck.
                            The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                            Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                            • #15
                              Would be a great addition...

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                              • #16
                                I'm not questioning his potential as I have very little information on Liufau, but could someone who has seen film explain why we should be excited by a recruit who is rated as a 3 Star this late in the recruiting cycle?

                                If he is the equal of Asa Turner, as some have said, and a potential linebacker/safety why is he rated so low? He has a few west coast offers, but what else could we expect out of this recruit?

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                                • #17
                                  No, don’t be excited, 3 stars are never any good.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
                                    No, donít be excited, 3 stars are never any good.
                                    I wasn't being critical of him at all. I was asking for an explanation as to why we are showing interest at such a late date. What does he bring to the team? He may be under-rated. If so, why should he be getting more attention? Speed? Coverage skills? What?

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by EddytoNow View Post
                                      I wasn't being critical of him at all. I was asking for an explanation as to why we are showing interest at such a late date. What does he bring to the team? He may be under-rated. If so, why should he be getting more attention? Speed? Coverage skills? What?
                                      They've been recruiting him for a long time. It's odd it was never more public than it is right now until you factor in their pursuit of Turner and maybe they've come to a crossroads with him. Their goal to add a Rover to this class has obviously been a priority all along. As to your questions on what he brings? He's a converted CB to S to LB to ROLB. He's done all the things a Rover is expected to do and he has Alohi Gilman's Dad's approval... who trains a lot of the HI DB's.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                        They've been recruiting him for a long time. It's odd it was never more public than it is right now until you factor in their pursuit of Turner and maybe they've come to a crossroads with him. Their goal to add a Rover to this class has obviously been a priority all along. As to your questions on what he brings? He's a converted CB to S to LB to ROLB. He's done all the things a Rover is expected to do and he has Alohi Gilman's Dad's approval... who trains a lot of the HI DB's.
                                        Thank you for providing the additional information. I didn't realize he had been recruited by ND for a long time. I was under the impression he was a recent offer that hadn't been noticed by any school that wasn't on the west coast.

                                        One further question, I've seen conflicting reports on his weight. One says 200 lb. (247, I believe) Another recent article on a USC site listed him as a 6'2" and 175 lb. cornerback when he committed recently. So, how much does he weigh and what is the thinking on his potential for adding more weight to reach linebacker size? Or are we recruiting him as a defensive back?

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by EddytoNow View Post
                                          Thank you for providing the additional information. I didn't realize he had been recruited by ND for a long time. I was under the impression he was a recent offer that hadn't been noticed by any school that wasn't on the west coast.

                                          One further question, I've seen conflicting reports on his weight. One says 200 lb. (247, I believe) Another recent article on a USC site listed him as a 6'2" and 175 lb. cornerback when he committed recently. So, how much does he weigh and what is the thinking on his potential for adding more weight to reach linebacker size? Or are we recruiting him as a defensive back?
                                          I'd put him at 6-2/195+ which puts him right in the Rover sweet spot. Definitely recruiting him at Rover. For ND, He's Asa Turner's Plan B.

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                                          • #22
                                            Thanks again. Here's to hoping he has a good visit despite the weather.

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                                            • #23
                                              Offered per Blair Angulo

                                              Liufau breaks down ND official visit

                                              Marist Liufau had established a steady dialogue with Notre Dame for several months and gotten a good feel for the coaches, so last weekend's trip to South Bend was certainly highly anticipated.

                                              The three-star defender from Honolulu Punahou School was hosted by fellow Hawaiians Alohi Gilman and Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa during the weekend and told 247Sports that his official visit to campus was memorable as Liufau returned home with a scholarship offer from the Fighting Irish.

                                              "The Notre Dame visit was definitely something special," Liufau told 247Sports. "I can surely say that experiencing Notre Dame first-hand assured me that it lives up to its big name. The thing that stood out to me the most was the rich history that the University of Notre Dame holds. Coach Brian Polian discussed everything with me and my family involving my scholarship offer. It really meant a lot to my parents and me to be able to be there.

                                              "I talked about their defense with coach Clark Lea. He really sees me playing at the linebacker position and I think this is where I will fit best in the next level and I know that I will grow into the linebacker position."
                                              Last edited by IrishLax; 11-13-2018, 03:10 PM. Reason: more at link

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                                              • #25
                                                Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                Odd that he would retweet Alaka'i's tweets yesterday but not his offer.

                                                I wonder if his offer has an if or a stip attached to it right now?
                                                Gotta have a stipulation. . . . hopefully he gets a ratings bump though.

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                                                • #26
                                                  Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                  Odd that he would retweet Alaka'i's tweets yesterday but not his offer.

                                                  I wonder if his offer has an if or a stip attached to it right now?
                                                  Loy's update doesn't seem to indicate there is a stipulation

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                                                  • #27
                                                    Originally posted by Big23Head View Post
                                                    Loy's update doesn't seem to indicate there is a stipulation
                                                    I hope not. They obviously value a Rover this cycle above all else except an additional DE.
                                                    Since Turner isn't flipping, nail down the Flyin Hawaiian and get back to work on the '20's & '21's.

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                                                    • #28
                                                      Loy with the CB
                                                      Brotherhood may fade, but it will never run

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                                                      • #29
                                                        ISD is suspiciously quiet about this. Often times when news seems to be slow coming out in obvious situations it means they are sitting on something.

                                                        My only question at this point is who shows up first... Dean-o or Dino?

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                                                        • #30



                                                          --- OR -----


                                                          Fan since Vagas Ferguson and Jerome Heavens!

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                                                          • #31
                                                            balls are rolling in, crystal ones

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                                                            • #32
                                                              Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                              ISD is suspiciously quiet about this. Often times when news seems to be slow coming out in obvious situations it means they are sitting on something.

                                                              My only question at this point is who shows up first... Dean-o or Dino?
                                                              I feel like an idiot, what is this referencing?

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                                                              • #33
                                                                Originally posted by Veritate Duce Progredi View Post
                                                                I feel like an idiot, what is this referencing?
                                                                dancing...

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                                                                • #34
                                                                  Loy referencing something could happen soon. In this instance, that must be what the rush of CB's indicate.

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                                                                  • #35
                                                                    Originally posted by Veritate Duce Progredi View Post
                                                                    I feel like an idiot, what is this referencing?


                                                                    or

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                                                                    • #36
                                                                      Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post


                                                                      or

                                                                      100% this

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                                                                      • #37
                                                                        Balis is a straight up gangster.

                                                                        Liufau showed up for his OV an unoffered 6-2/170 CB and left a 6-3/210 silently committed OLB.

                                                                        <iframe class="twofourseven-embed" style="max-width: 100%" frameBorder="0" width="600" height="200" src="https://247sports.com/PlayerSport/Marist-Liufau-at-Punahou-208168/Embed/"></iframe><script async src="https://assets.247sports.com/Scripts/SkyNet/Shared/embed.js" charSet="utf-8"></script>

                                                                        This added weight made 247 completely re-evaluate his film where they found he plays OLB/DE/Mike now. New R&R's:

                                                                        Rankings on 11-9-18:
                                                                        247 Comp: ..... 3* ..... #167 CB ..... #1674 OA ..... .8265 rating
                                                                        247: ............... 3* ..... #158 CB ..... #1594 OA ...... 82
                                                                        Rivals: ............ 3* ................................................ 5.5
                                                                        ESPN: ............. NR

                                                                        R&R's today - 11-13-18:
                                                                        247 Comp: ..... 3* ..... #93 OLB ..... #1243 OA ..... .8416 rating
                                                                        247: ............... 3* ..... #70 OLB ..... #967 OA ........ 85
                                                                        Rivals: ............ 3* ................................................ 5.5
                                                                        ESPN: ............. Zzzzzzz .... Zzzzzzzzz .... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
                                                                        Last edited by BobbyMac; 11-16-2018, 12:59 AM.

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                                                                        • #38
                                                                          Crystal Balls:

                                                                          67% U$C, 33% ND -- refresh -- 86% ND, 14% U$C

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                                                                          • #39
                                                                            I love a ratings boost from a 3 star to a . . . 3 star.

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                                                                            • #40
                                                                              They showed the Hawaiians on the big screen during the game.. Looked they were enjoying themselves!

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                                                                              • #41
                                                                                Didn't know Gilman's dad was involved in coaching in HI. Hopefully he continues to rep the brand out there.

                                                                                Funnier than you in 2012.

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                                                                                • #42
                                                                                  Like the film. Definitely looks like a rover prospect.

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                                                                                  • #43
                                                                                    So...https://www.instagram.com/p/BqD6nitA...on_share_sheet

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                                                                                    • #44
                                                                                      If the coaches were willing to offer immediately with the intention of him securing a spot, they must really like his game. He might be another player that makes a gigantic leap in the rankings.

                                                                                      Now I want Foskey to join him

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                                                                                      • #45
                                                                                        Originally posted by Veritate Duce Progredi View Post
                                                                                        If the coaches were willing to offer immediately with the intention of him securing a spot, they must really like his game. He might be another player that makes a gigantic leap in the rankings.

                                                                                        Now I want Foskey to join him
                                                                                        Did BK send out the bat signal? Where is Loy and Sinclair with write up?

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                                                                                        • #46
                                                                                          Originally posted by Veritate Duce Progredi View Post
                                                                                          If the coaches were willing to offer immediately with the intention of him securing a spot, they must really like his game. He might be another player that makes a gigantic leap in the rankings.

                                                                                          Now I want Foskey to join him
                                                                                          As of today that looks very positive

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                                                                                          • #47
                                                                                            Originally posted by NDIrish88 View Post
                                                                                            Did BK send out the bat signal? Where is Loy and Sinclair with write up?
                                                                                            No. I was surprised to see the post and Marist replied to it

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                                                                                            • #48
                                                                                              cousin ruin he commitment?

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                                                                                              • #49
                                                                                                Originally posted by calvegas04 View Post
                                                                                                cousin ruin he commitment?
                                                                                                Appears that way

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                                                                                                • #50
                                                                                                  Is that former Colorado QB Sefo Liufau? Started PAC 12 Championship Game in 2016 for them.

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