Four months ago, Waianae linebacker Kana’i Mauga, the No. 1-rated recruit in the class of 2018 from Hawaii, announced he was committing to Southern California but “leaving his options open.”
Monday night, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior wrote on Twitter that those options include only one school now — the Trojans.
Mauga said he is fully committed to USC.
— Kana'i Mauga (@kanai_mauga) October 10, 2017
Mauga has played a big part in helping No. 7 Waianae win five straight games after starting the year 0-3. The Seariders host Farrington on Friday in the OIA quarterfinals.
He scored a defensive touchdown in three straight games, returning a fumble for a TD against Campbell and interceptions for touchdowns against both Moanalua and Radford.
He’s also rushed for a score on offense and caught a pass for a two-point conversion.
With two byes and a win by forfeit, Waianae’s game against Farrington on Friday will be just its second actual game in 34 days.