Walking the uneven path

It has been a winding road, but Soma Vainuku is ready to be USC's fullback

Updated: April 13, 2012, 2:24 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- If you're in attendance at Saturday afternoon's USC spring game at the Coliseum, you might want to pay close attention to redshirt freshman Soma Vainuku, the 6-foot-1, 250-pound beast of a running fullback.

It has been quite a journey for Vainuku to get to being the Trojans' apparent starting fullback for 2012. Originally signing with the Trojans in 2010 and planning to enroll at USC after graduating a semester early from Eureka (Calif.) High School, Vainuku returned to Eureka after being denied admission.

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