Life is good for Scott Frost this week.
Not only did news surface that the Nebraska head coach signed his $35 million contract, but the Cornhuskers found success on the recruiting trail by landing a huge — quite literally — graduate transfer in former Utah Ute Vaha Vainuku.
Vainuku isn’t just any graduate transfer, he may very well be older than a handful of assistants in the program. He originally signed with the Utes as a defensive tackle out of high school as part of the class of 2012 but left for two years shortly afterwards as part of a mission. After returning to the program in 2015, he redshirted his first season back and then appeared in just two games as a redshirt freshman… as an offensive guard.
However, Vainuku reportedly stepped away from football prior to last season as a result of injuries but remained on scholarship at the school to finish out his degree. It seems he still wanted to play the game again and it appears he’ll do so at his original position along the defensive line.
It’s not often that you can add depth to your team in June but that’s just what the Cornhuskers have done in landing Vainuku out of nowhere on Friday.