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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Samson Kafovalu Colorado Buffs 2012 signee
HIGH SCHOOL—He is ranked as the No. 77 player in the Far West region by SuperPrep, and is ranked as the No. 4 defensive end out of the state of California. Scout ranked him as the No. 64 defensive end prospect in the nation. In both his junior and senior seasons, he earned recognition as a first-team All-CIF Southern Section Central Division defensive lineman. As a sophomore, he was a second-team All-CIF Southern Section Central Division performer. A three-year starter and four-year letterman, he was Arlington’s defensive lineman of the year in both his junior and senior seasons. For his career, he compiled 127 tackles, four quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. As a senior, he had 56 tackles (12 solo) and 2 1/2 sacks that totaled 13 lost yards. Top performances include a 63-14 win over Vista del Lago during his senior season, when he had six tackles and scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in his only career carry. Other top games as a senior came in a 31-14 loss to La Sierra (nine tackles, one sack) and in a 28-0 loss to Rancho Verde (five tackles, one fumble recovery). Under coach Pat McCarthy, the Lions went 29-15 in his four seasons (5-6 his senior year, 9-3 his junior year, 10-2 his sophomore year, 5-6 his freshman year). He also played basketball as a freshman, but did not letter and gave the sport up to concentrate on football.
ACADEMICS—He had a 3.3 grade point average in high school, and is considering Communication as his major at Colorado.