Let’s start off with the things I don’t like.
Like Max Browne, Sefo tends to take too long to get the ball out of his hands at times. Some of his drops look way too deep and he relies too much on his athletic ability to make plays down the field. At Colorado these things will get him annihilated on the field as he is going to a relatively weaker program in the Pac 12. There is simply no way he is going to toy with upper echelon defenses in this division.
Things I like.
Kept that part relatively short because in all honesty Sefo Liufau is perfect for Colorado. He’s 6’4” and very athletic, he’ll be going to a pro-style offense at Colorado which means that he’ll be under Center. This is something he is very accustomed to at Bellarmine Prep. Even though at times he takes too long to get rid of the ball he has great vision, knows how to create something out of nothing and he is a master manipulator in the pocket. Not just with his feet, but with his deception, he can create more time by giving defensive linemen a short pump fake to get them off of their feet. This buys him the extra couple of seconds to either find a receiver down the field or run around the end for huge chunks of yardage. He is also great at running the play-action pass this is something he’ll be asked to do a ton of at Colorado.
He has a strong arm and like Max Browne his eyes are always down the field looking for the big play. The times he has gotten the ball out his hands quickly have been very impressive. I have watched Sefo hit some really tight windows, hitting receivers in between 2 and 3 defenders and some these passes were under pressure as well. Most of all what I like is that Sefo Liufau has turned Bellarmine prep into a winner and a serious State Title contender. With another year under his belt from what I’ve seen, Sefo Liufau is closer to a 4 star prospect than he is to a 3 star prospect.
Lakes at Bellarmine Prep- September 7, 2012 (*potential WSN webcast)