Former Kamehameha defensive end Mika Tafua, a 2014 Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State first team selection, has enrolled at Utah and has joined the Utes football team on scholarship.
Utah announced Tafua’s addition to the roster today.
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, Tafua originally signed with Brigham Young out of high school. He served his two-year LDS mission in Washington State and decided to enroll at Utah instead.
Tafua was the co-defensive player of the year in the ILH in 2014 and helped the Warriors to a 5-3 record.
Utah started the season 4-0 before losing to Stanford and Southern California in back-to-back weeks. The Utes lost to USC by a point on Saturday after they failed to convert a two-point conversion in the final minute.
Tafua joins Hawaii high school graduates Jordan Agaisva (Mililani ’15), Bradlee Anae (Kahuku ’16), Kavika Laufatasaga (Farrington ’13) and Mo Unutoa (Kapaa ’17) on the Utah roster.
Laufatasaga had six tackles and forced a fumble against the Utes while Anae recovered a fumble and assisted on a tackle.
Agasiva has started every game for the Utes this season at right guard.