Scott Frost continues to add talent to his first year Nebraska football club. Today, the Huskers got a pretty surprising piece of news. The team is adding Utah graduate transfer Vaha Vainuku.
Vainuku is a big veteran addition to one of the Huskers lines. He's listed at 6-foot-3, 295 pounds. He's had an interesting college football career to this point.
He originally committed to his home state Utes as a member of the class of 2012. From there, he went on a mission trip, finally enrolling at Utah in 2015.
His career in Salt Lake City never really got off the ground though. He played in two games for the Utes, before "retiring" from football last spring.
Evidently, that retirement was not final, as Vaha Vainuku will suit up for Nebraska this season.
He's been away from football for over a year, so it seems like this caught most everyone by surprise. Vainuku made the announcement via Twitter.
Vainuku redshirted in 2015 due to injury. He played in two games on the offensive side for the Utes in 2016.
He has worked on both sides of the line during his football career. Right now, it is unclear where Nebraska will seek to use him.
As a recruit back in 2012, Vainuku was a three-star player and the No. 1199 recruit n the country. He was ranked No. 82 among defensive tackles, and ninth in the state of Utah.
At worst, he should be a nice veteran depth addition at a crucial line position for the Huskers. We should know more as we get closer to camp.