Preston Taumua is regarded as the top player in Hawaii and one of the top offensive line prospects in the country. Taumua joins the Huskers from Waipahu High School.
Taumua’s dominant play on the offensive line the past two seasons helped Waipahu to a pair of state championship game appearances. As a senior, Coach Bryson Carvalho’s team finished with an 8-4 record and captured the Division I state championship, capped by a 53-28 victory over Konawaena in the finals. Taumua’s blocking led an explosive offense that scored more than 40 points six times during the season.
As a junior, the Marauders posted an 11-2 record and reached the Division I state finals.
Taumua was the consensus choice as the top player in the state of Hawaii and is ranked among the nation’s top 15 interior offensive linemen by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals.com. He is also ranked among the nation’s top 200 players by ESPN.