David Fangupo, a 350 lb. high school running back, will soon be playing for the University of Hawaii.
A video of the massive high school senior surfaced online this week showing Fangupo literally running over his high school opponents. The 350 lb. running back will be facing stronger defenses at the college level but the University of Hawaii thinks that Fangupo will get the upper hand. The school offered the Hawaii high school football player a full scholarship this week.
“I felt like it was not real at the moment … I’m excited and feel blessed that they would do that for me.”
According to West Hawaii Today, Fangupo also received offers from BYU, Georgia Tech and Utah. The high school senior chose Hawaii, however, because he wanted to stay close to home.
“It’s just pretty much playing for my home team and family and being around people I know. It goes from going to home (on the Big Island) to home again. All the support from my family is still there.”
According to Max Preps, Fangupo is 6-foot-2 and 348-pounds. He carried the ball 75 times this season for 534 yards and six touchdowns.
Here’s a video of the 350 lb. running back breaking off on some long runs.
Do you think David Fangupo is bound for college stardom? Or will he get smothered by bigger defenses?