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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Soma Vainuku signs with USC
His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team and All-Humboldt-Del Norte Big Four League first team as a senior linebacker and fullback at Eureka (Calif.) High...He 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.