True freshman safety Talanoa Hufanga has been standing out in his first spring at USC.
Trojan coaches have been impressed with how the freshman has asserted himself in just a short amount of time. Hufanga spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday and he talked about the biggest adjustment from high school to division 1 football.
“The speed of the game but I’m just learning from it. Coaches are helping me, players are helping me, the older guys have been really good mentors to me. I’m just learning how to be patient,” Hufanga said, per 247 Sports’ Ryan Abraham.
The pace of the game is always the biggest adjustment from high school to college football. That and learning how to manage time between academics and a busy sports schedule. Hufanga is navigating how to managing his time early on, and he’s is enjoying the process.
“It’s been fun,” Hufanga said. “The biggest thing for me is just managing my time.”
Hufanga’s even received guidance from Troy Polamalu. The former Trojan and NFL great is mentoring Hufanga. If Hufanga becomes half of the player Polamalu was than the Trojans will have one heck of a player. The freshman is currently off to a promising start.