Vaenuku among the top performers at TCU camp

Euless (TX) Trinity defensive ends Gaius Vaenuku was one of the most impressive lineman at TCU's mini-camp Friday morning. For his efforts, the DE was awarded a full scholarship.

Euless Trinity is known to churn out D-1 talent every year under the guidance of Steve Lineweaver. The 2013 class is no different, with a handful of Trojans receiving interest.

One of the most sought after recruits from Trinity is defensive end Gaius Vaenuku. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder has offers Arizona State, Missouri, Utah, Utah State and on Friday he added his fifth offer from TCU.

Vaenuku was among the talented pool of defensive linemen in attendance at the Frogs Friday morning mini-camp and learned a number of helpful tips from the coaching staff.

"It was pretty good, I learned a lot of new stuff through the drills and everything," he said. "I liked it. They kept telling me to go hard. Everyone here is good but I think we all need to improve speed wise."

Vaenuku was excited the Frogs extended an offer but was quit to point out that all schools are equal in his mind and he's not in a rush to make a decision.

"They offered me a full ride," he said. "I'm keeping an open mind because I want to take my visits first and then I want to commit with my parents."

What is he looking for in a program?

"Location doesn't matter, I'll play anywhere, but academics are what I'm looking at the most," he said. "I want to be sure the school will make me work hard for my degree."

Vaenuku says he plans to visit Utah and BYU this summer.


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