Punahou’s Marist Liufau headed to Notre Dame

Punahou's Marist Liufau will join Kapolei's Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa and Kahuku's Alohi Gilman at Notre Dame. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Punahou defensive back Marist Liufau has committed to Notre Dame after visiting the school over the weekend.

Liufau, who holds 11 Division I scholarship offers, announced his decision on social media.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior ended his season with seven tackles and two sacks in a 45-21 loss to Saint Louis in the ILH Open Division championship game.

Liufau also held offers from Arizona, Boise State, Hawaii, Oregon, San Diego State, UNLV, USC, Utah, Utah State and Washington State.

He will join a Notre Dame team that has two players from Hawaii. Safety Alohi Gilman (Kahuku ’15) is in his first season with the Fighting Irish as a redshirt junior after transferring from Navy. Defensive tackle Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (Kapolei ’17) is a sophomore who has missed most of the season with an injury.

Liufau is the fourth Buffanblu senior to commit to a Division I school, joining LB Maninoa Tufono (USC), OL Duke Clemens (UCLA) and K Tim Horn (Washington).

For a complete list of offers and commitments, click here.


  1. To Da Hale November 14, 2018 8:07 pm

    Awesome job Marist!
    Good luck!

  2. official olelo November 15, 2018 12:55 pm

    most underrated player in hawaii
    watch his highlights

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  4. K Guy November 16, 2018 10:22 pm

    Good choice! Best of luck!

  5. Charles Amai November 17, 2018 6:39 pm

    Amazing and definitely a DPOY candidate. Now I’ve got a reason to watch ND again.

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