Hausia Sekona will be making a lot of noise in Utah this fall. Every time Sekona showed up at a camp this offseason, he was a little bit bigger, a little bit faster, and he is consistently getting better. This will only be Sekona's third year of football, so he is still learning the game.
"My sophomore year I started playing football, because all of my friends were playing," Sekona explained. "Initially, I didn't really like football very much, but last year I had Korey Rush and Joe Tukuafu teach me a lot and I enjoyed my junior year. This year it's about taking ownership for me. I need to be a role model for these younger guys and show them how the game is played and what East football is all about."
Sekona went to Nevada's satellite camp in West Wendover (NV) a few weeks ago. Despite, having gone to the Utah Elite Camp earlier in the day, Sekona's performance was so impressive that Nevada offered him the next day. It was at that camp that Sekona fell in love with the Nevada staff.
"Man, the coaches at Nevada were so cool at their camp,"Sekona said. "They treated me like family and they were all so nice and down to earth. I knew that I wanted to play for those guys after meeting them out at their camp. When they offered, I took about a week to think about it and then called Coach Polian to let him know I wanted to be part of the Pack."
Sekona recently dominated a scrimmage and walked away with MVP of the defensive line at the All-Poly Camp last month. There are a lot of schools that are watching the East defensive end closely to see how he progresses this fall.
"I know there are some schools checking me out and recruiting me still," Sekona explained. "I feel really good about going to Nevada. Korey is out there and the coaching staff has been great to me. I would say that I am a strong commit to Nevada and I don't see that changing."
So what are the Wolf Pack getting in Hausia Sekona?
"I would say that I am a versatile football player," Sekona said. "I am really good at reading my opponent. If the linemen is stronger than me, I will beat him with my speed. If he is quicker than me then I will overpower him. I only know how to go one speed, and that's all out. I will do anything for my teammates. That's just who I am."
I have watched Sekona go through a padded camp without a chin strap and despite gushing blood from his chin, continue to destroy offensive linemen. He played at the All-Poly Camp with a few broken fingers and still walked away with the MVP honors. Sekona is quick, crafty, and about as intense a competitor as I have seen at the high school level.