One of the Golden State’s best linebacker prospects is without a Rey Maualuga (6-2, 235, 4.5) from Eureka, Calif. Maualuga has seen a flurry of offers of late and with more on the way. Few players have Maualuga’s combination of size, speed and ability.
Maualuga was selected all-state and all-county for his junior season performance after racking 110 solo tackles, 36 assists for a total of 146 tackles. He also had an outstanding 43 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Maualuga is very aggressive linebacker who seems to be in on every play.
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Another impressive stat that Maualuga achieved was he had four defensive touchdowns and five offensive touchdowns.
Maualuga participated at the All-American Bowl combine and walked away with the Strongest Man award. His bench is 350 and he squats 630. He has also recorded a very good vertical jump of 29-inches.
“Rey brings a tremendous combination of desire, competitiveness and athleticism,” Eureka head coach Jack Lakin said. “He likes to play the game at a high level of physical play. Rey is the real deal.”
What does this talented linebacker want in a college?
“I want the best academics, a good environment and a school where I feel comfortable,” Maualuga said. “I want to go to a school where I will be respected, not only as a football player, but as a person.”
Maualuga has southern California ties since he played his frosh and sophomore years at Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure and because of that he is very interested in both USC and UCLA.
USC is one of the schools that has offered him a scholarship. LSU is another school that has offered Maualuga a scholarship.
What do these two schools have in common other than dominating college football over the couple years? These two schools have done a great job identifying football players.
Washington and Nebraska have also offered the talented northern California linebacker. The word is Notre Dame will soon have an offer on the table once the Fighting Irish peruse his transcripts.
Maualuga played his freshman season at Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure before moving up the coast to Eureka.