Ili'ili, American Samoa
Before Miami: Spent first two seasons at Washington State... Appeared in 12 games, 11 as a starter as junior…fourth on team with 60 tackles…recorded 5.5 tackles-for-loss including 3.5 sacks…forced three fumbles, recovered one fumble and picked a pass he returned 95 yards for a touchdown…made three stops in win over Idaho…made career-high seven tackles in win at No. 19 Wisconsin…set career-highs with eight tackles, 2.5 for loss including 1.5 sacks and forced fumble in win over Colorado State…had three tackles and first career interception was 95-yard pick-6 against No. 15 Oregon, second-longest interception return in program history (Will Derting, 98 yards vs. Nevada in 2002), earned second-best defensive grade by a linebacker, the eight-best among all players in the country and best linebacker coverage grade in the country by PFF College…made four tackles including sack in win over Cal…made one tackle at No. 6 USC…made seven tackles at Oregon State…made six stops including one sack and one pass breakup against No. 14 Utah…made six tackles including one for loss and forced two fumbles in win at Stanford…made seven stops in win over Arizona State…made four stops in win at Arizona…made four tackles in Apple Cup…left team after regular season, transferred to Miami…Appeared in all 13 games, starting two as true freshman in 2021…totaled 17 tackles, 10 solo, with .5 tackles-for-loss…led team with 10 special teams tackles…made collegiate debut, with one tackle on special teams against Utah State…had one tackle on kickoff, named WSU Special Teams Player of the Week, in win over Oregon State…recorded first career start, made two tackles in win over Stanford…registered two tackles and shared a TFL in win at Arizona State…started at LB, made career-high four tackles in win over Arizona…had two tackles in Sun Bowl against Central Michigan.
High School: Attended Tafuna High School in American Samoa as a freshman, sophomore and senior…attended Aquanis High School in San Bernardino, Calif. as a junior…as a JUNIOR, named Ambassador League Offensive Player of the Year…played quarterback, went 79-of-135 for 1,113 yards and 10 touchdowns, also rushed for 475 yards and four touchdowns…made 46 tackles including five for loss and one interception…as a SENIOR, moved back to American Samoa and played at Tafuna High School…rated three-star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com…rated No. 41 inside linebacker in the country and top prospect in American Samoa by ESPN.com…rated No. 86 outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports.com…
Personal: Parents, Fa’alialia and Telesia…older brother, Frederick was a three-year starting center for the Cougars (2017-19)…younger brother, Francis, enrolled at Miami in January 2023.