National Signing Day 2014: Mike MacIntyre on The Sefo Liufau Effect
Colorado took its lumps in 2013, but things are looking bright for the Boulder Brothers after a three-win improvement over 2012. At least a decent chunk of that reason for optimism is due to quarterback Sefo Liufau, who threw for 1,779 yards and 12 touchdowns in eight games as a freshman this past season. Not only does he have the on-field tools, but he is also very mature for his age (documented well here by John Henderson of the Denver Post).
This is the kind of guy that attracts other recruits to Colorado, head coach Mike MacIntyre explained Wednesday.
"Every home we went into, people asked how [Liufau] did," MacIntyre said. "We always had Sefo hosting someone [on recruiting visits]... We feel like he's the future for us."
And, thanks to MacIntyre's recruiting, he'll have some new receiving options in an effort to make up for the loss of Paul Richardson. One guy to keep an eye on is Shay Fields, a four-star receiver according to Rivals who MacIntyre said can stretch the field. You gotta think that the proposition of catching passes from Liufau played at least somewhat into Fields' decision to head to Colorado.
For more on MacIntyre's incoming Buffs, watch the Pac-12 Networks' two-hour "Pac-12 Football Weekly: Signing Day Special" at 4:30 p.m. PT.
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