TE - FR - 6-4 -250 - Joplin, Mo. (Joplin Senior HS)

Hefley played at Riverton High School in Kansas before moving to Joplin Senior High in 2009 where he played for coach Doug Buckmaster. He played tight end, linebacker and defensive end during his high school career. He was ranked as the No. 85 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 15 recruit in Missouri. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 25 middle linebacker in the nation. As a junior in 2008, he was named first-team All-State and All-Conference honors and was selected as the All-Area Defensive Player of the Year. He helped Riverton High School to an 11-1 record while tallying more than 140 tackles in the process. He also had 22 tackles for a loss and returned one interception for a touchdown. Offensively, he caught nine passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns. He holds a personal best in the 40-yard dash of 4.86 and has impressive strength with a 335-pound bench press and a 460-pound squat. He also played basketball and competed in the shot put and discus throw in track. Hefley was also recruited by Nebraska, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Kansas.