Outside linebacker, Kana’i Mauga formally signed on early signing day on December 20, 2017 and joined the Trojans this spring semester. He will be participating in spring camp according to Fansided. He originally announced his verbal commitment to USC on Twitter on June 24, 2017.

Mauga is from Waianae, Hawaii and went to Waianae High School. During his 2016 season, he had a total of 43 tackles, and 19 tackles-for-loss, according to 24/7 Sports. This past season he won the 2017 Hawaiian Defensive Player of the Year.  24/7 Sports also reported Mauga as the 164th 2018 top player recruit and the 14th top outside linebacker recruit of 2018. He is ranked the number 1 2018 football recruit in Hawaii.

Mauga is ready to make an impact as an outside linebacker at spring camp and in the 2018-2019 season.