Vaenuku has a favorite

Euless (TX) Trinity defensive end Gaius Vaenuku has multiple offers.

Although they started off slow, Euless Trinity won their Bi-District game over Flower Mound Marcus 24-6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Saturday.

The Trojans were led by a stingy defense that limited the Marauders to just 210 total yards and just 31 yards on the ground. That's not surprising when you look at a Trinity defensive line that has two of the top 100 defensive ends in the country with Utah commit Sam Tevi and Gaius Vaenuku.

Vaenuku said the Trojan win can be attributed to practicing hard all week and experienced players.

"It was good, we practiced very hard so we were expected to win," he said. "We had a lot of returning starters from last year and our defense had to set the tone to reach our goal for each game. We can be pretty amazing, if everyone lives up to their potential we can be pretty good."

Vaenuku missed most of the second half with a small injury he got while making a tackle. But he returned late in the game and didn't show any problems.

"I got a little stinger, I hit the guy the wrong way," he said. "We were up and my coach didn't want me to risk anything coming back out."

Vaenuku has several options on the table with offers from programs across the country. But for now he's focused on bringing home another state title for Trinity.

"It's pretty good, I'm just trying to play out my senior year that way when everything is over with I can take care of business in college," he said.

Among the schools that have offered is TCU, who offered Vaenuku over the summer. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder says he hasn't heard much from the Frogs lately but would definitely like to keep communications going.

"I would like to hear more from them because I like the school and they're really close and right here in my back yard," he said of TCU. "Everybody could come watch me."

Although he's keeping his options open, one school leads for his services at the moment.

"Utah has been showing me the most love and I'm kind of leaning towards them," Vaenuku said. "I've taken two unofficials there and they're showing me the most love but I'm keeping my options open."

Vaenuku has attended two college games this fall and will visit his third next weekend at Cowboys Stadium.

"I've been to OU and Utah and I'm going to the Baylor-Texas Tech game," he said.


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