Soma Vainuku, the top high school fullback recruit, is the newest member of USC's stellar 2010 recruiting class.
Vainuku, cousin of former Trojan and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga, was recruited by many schools as a linebacker, but signed on as a fullback with USC.
A four-star recruit from Eureka, California, Vainuku joins an already loaded 2010 recruiting class for USC that now stands at nineteen strong.
“Extremely athletic for his size, [Vainuku] can really move and is similar to USC back Stanley Havili,” according to a Scout.com profile. “[Vainuku] Can play linebacker too and probably projects best there in college but showed this year he can be a playmaking fullback.”