Fagaitua High School quarterback Joey Iosefa has been offered a full athletic scholarship to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which informed him of their commitment to recruit him for the fall 2009 football season.
Joey, the son of Mr. Lalomilo Tuigalo Iosefa and Mrs. Laine Iosefa of Laulii is a three year starter with the Vikings and is the fourth eldest of the seven Iosefa children. Dad, Tui, is a supervisor at Aveina Bros. and mom, Laine, works in the COS Samoa Packing laboratory.
Fagaitua is the defending champion in the American Samoa High School Athletics Association Football League. They boast a 5-2 record in the current ASHSAA season.
In a letter addressed to Joey, from UH head football coach Greg McMackin, Joey is called “talented” and that the UH football program has “taken a great deal of time and effort researching your situation and feel you are an excellent fit for our program.”
“Without question, you possess the ‘Total Package’ that could make you a key performer in leading our program to another WAC [Western Athletic Conference] Championship and BCS [Bowl Championship Series] appearance,” wrote McMackin.
He noted UH is “very selective when making an early offer to talented prospects.”
Joey, who plays quarterback, free safety and linebacker is described as a soft-spoken athlete who works hard and is very disciplined.