Nebraska Football continued to add depth to its roster on Wednesday, and it is going to help the linebacker position. Eteva Mauga-Clements committed to Nebraska on Wednesday.
The Diablo Valley Junior College product is a member of the 2020 class. Measuring in at six-foot-two, 218 pounds, he received offers from New Mexico, Southern Mississippi, San Diego State, and South Alabama just to name a few. He was recruited to Nebraska by Barrett Ruud. LSU also contacted him this month per a report from 247Sports.
He led Diablo Valley Junior College in tackles last year. As a sophomore, he recorded 61 tackles in 10 games played. Recording 23 tackles for a loss, he also managed to record seven sacks and a forced fumble. He truly did it all for Diablo Valley.
This is definitely a key commitment for Nebraska Football. Prior to this pledge, they had zero outside linebackers in the 2020 class. Currently, the Nebraska 2020 class ranks 29th overall nationally and seventh in the Big Ten conference per the 247Sports Team Rankings. He will have three years to complete two years of eligibility.
What can he bring to Nebraska Football? In watching his highlights, he is extremely fast and explosive. Measuring in at six-foot-two, 218 pounds, he certainly has the body type to be a successful linebacker at the Division I collegiate level. This is exactly the type of linebacker that Nebraska Football needs for the future. They need playmakers at the position who are not afraid to make plays.
Diablo Valley head coach Mike Darr was certainly excited to see his linebacker go to Nebraska. As he told 247Sports Mauga-Clements was hard at work when he made the commitment.
“Eteva’s going from one of the greatest defensive traditions in JC football to one of the greatest traditions in college football history! He called coach (Scott) Frost last night in true Va style…from the weight room!! The Black Shirts just got more explosive, he’s going to be a Husker!!!!”
I’m excited to see more linebackers going into the fold. This is a position that the program needed to address, and so far they are doing it. It will be interesting to see what this team does on Early Signing Day. There are certainly going to be prospects that will commit to Nebraska. The only question is, who will come to Lincoln? It’s all part of the fun of recruiting, and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.