Luepamanu played quarterback, linebacker and punted – all in helping lead Herriman to an 8-3 record and the Region 7 championship. His high school coach lauded his versatility: “He’s the type of kid that I think has a very good future at the next level. There’s no question.”
In other assessments, Luepamanu is said to “have a great football IQ. As a quarterback, he is a field general. He uses his size and speed to beat half the defense and his football knowledge to take care of the rest.”
Luepamanu said he will play where he’s needed most. “I’ll play whatever position gets me on the field.”
That just might be the case, too, Petrino said.
“Early in his career, I think he’ll be a fullback for us,” Petrino said. “He’s hard-nosed; tough. He’s just a really good football player. He might grow into a defensive tackle. He’s a guy who can help us early on one side of the ball and might grow into helping us on the other side of the ball when it’s all said and done.”