SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Eureka, Ca. inside linebacker Rey Maualuga is one of the most intimidating players in all of America. He has narrowed down his list of schools to two Pac-10 powers and just moments ago announced his decision in front of millions at the U.S. Army All-American game.
"I have decided to attend USC," Maualuga said. "I just had to go with what was in my heart. They were both great schools and it was an agonizing decision because I had such strong feelings for both, but they were the team in my mind for a while now."
The 6-foot-2.5, 253-pound Maualuga is a physical freak, who possesses 4.72 second 40-yard dash speed, 4.5 shuttle, 32-inch vertical jump, does 37 reps on the bench press, has a 350-pound bench press and 630-pound squat.
He is ranked as the nation's No. 22 overall prospect, the nation's top inside linebacker and the No. 4 player in the state of California.
Maualuga posted 146 tackles, (110 solo), 43 tackles for loss, one interception and two fumble recoveries as a junior.