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The newest Trojan: FB Soma Vainuku

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somavainuku.jpgUSC has received and approved the signed letter of intent for Soma Vainuku. Here's his bio:

Soma Vainuku
Fullback
Eureka, Calif. (Eureka HS) • 6-2, 255

The facts on Soma Vainuku...
  • Starred at linebacker and fullback  as a senior in 2009, earning honors such as Super Prep All-Farwest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team and All-Humboldt-Del Norte Big Four League first team
  • Had 2,202 yards on 252 carries (8.7 avg.) with 38 TDs on offense and 14 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumbled on defense in 2009
  • Eureka won the 2009 CIF North Coast Division II title
  • As a junior in 2008, he had 800 rushing yards with 14 TDs on offense and 34 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble on defense
  • As a sophomore in 2007, he had 1,500 rushing yards with 27 TDs
  • His father was a rugby star in Tonga
  • His cousin is former USC All-American (2005-08) and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga

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