UCLA gets commitment from former standout Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau
Late Saturday night, UCLA landed a second linebacker from the transfer portal in as many days.
Darius Muasau, a former Hawaii Rainbow Warrior and the team’s leading tackler in 2020 and 2021, announced that he will continue playing ball in LA with the Bruins. It took no time at all for Muasau to land with UCLA, as he’d just gone into the portal this past Tuesday.
— Darius Muasau (@Dariusmuasau53) January 2, 2022
It’s a significant get for the middle of the Bruin defense, an area in need of some reinforcements.
The 6-foot-1, 230 pound ‘backer was one of the most productive and experienced defenders in the portal. In the last two seasons, he’d totaled 213 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, five pass breakups, five forced fumbles (all in 2021), and two interceptions (one of which was returned 75 yards for a score). Over that span, no one on Hawaii’s roster had more tackles, TFLs, or sacks. Simply put: the true junior can ball.
A two-time All-Mountain West First Team selection, Muasau will be reuniting with former Mililani High teammate Dillon Gabriel, who committed to transfer to Westwood in mid-December.
— Dillon Gabriel (@_dillongabriel_) January 2, 2022
Muasau will have three years to play two for the Bruins.