It's been a rough year on the injury front for Corona (Calif.). Standout offensive lineman Max Tuioti-Mariner tore his ACL on the first day of Spring practice and is out of the season. Then to make matters worse, the team lost talented defensive lineman Henry Asuega to the same injury.
Asuega, 6-1, 260 pounds is one of the state's top defensive tackle prospects. He's a big, physical kid and very tough. He dismantled a very talented Norco offensive line a year ago and a strong senior year was expected.
"I don't even know when he injured it," coach John Brandom said. "He has had knee problems for awhile and he finally took my advice and had an MRI taken. That's when they found the tear so he's out for the season too.
"It's very disappointing for Henry because of how well he had been playing in the spring. There were a ton of colleges watching him closely and he really needed a big senior year for the offers to roll in.
"He did pick up offers from Nebraska, UTEP and Idaho but Idaho is the only one who has maintained contact. I think he's going to set up a visit there and there are a few other schools talking to him as well. I'm not sure what is going to happen with him but I know he'll bounce back and someone is going to get a steal because he's a player."