Mika Tafua is a Class of 2015 BYU football commit. The 6’3” 225 pound defensive lineman from Makawao, Hawaii committed to the cougars in January 2013 but reopened his commitment a while later. He re-commited on national signing day (February 4, 2015), picking BYU over USC, Washington, and other top programs. Tafua prepped at Kamehameha High School, where he contributed 86 tackles, 8 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 1 recovered fumble, and 3 passes deflected as a junior. He was named the ILH Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team Honolulu All-Star. He also played on the basketball and track team, where he placed seventh in the state championship for the discus as a sophomore (142-07).
It was tough. But I’ve solidified my commitment to BYU and sign there. Thanks to everyone for the support. #gocougs
— Mika Tafua (@Meekuhh42) February 4, 2015
Tafua was rated 3-stars by Rivals and Scout. ESPN rated him 4-stars with a grade of 81 and ranked him the No. 4 player in Hawaii and 263rd in the ESPN 300 as the highest ranked BYU recruit in this class. He was given scholarship offers to play for BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State, and Wisconsin. He was also recruited by Boise State and UCLA. Tafua has expressed interest in serving an LDS mission but his current plans are not known.
|Hometown:||Makawao, HI||High School:||Kamehameha|
|Last Team:||Kamehameha||HT/WT:||6’3”, 225 lbs.|
|Position:||Defensive End||40 time:||4.55|
|Profiles:||MaxPreps, HUDL||Bench press:|
|Offers: BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin|
- 2015 OLB Mika Tafua chooses BYU over Washington, USC – Kevin Schaefer, Vanquish the Foe, February 4, 2015