Silky Smooth Bellevue DB/WR Reuben Mwehla

A player just starting to make his presence felt this spring is Bellevue (Wa.) DB/WR Reuben Mwehla, a 5’9″, 185-pounder who will see time on both sides of the ball this coming fall.

“Last year, I played behind Tyler Hasty on defense, so I didn’t get much time at DB, but on offense I started every game at wide receiver,” Mwehla told Northwest Elite Index recently. “This year I’ll play both ways, probably start at wide receiver and corner, but I’ll play some wing-back too.”

The one thing you notice about Mwehla when he steps on the field is he plays much bigger than his size would indicate. He said while he’s seen some success on the offensive side of the ball, defense is where he loves to play.

“I’m a defensive-minded guy for sure,” Mwehla noted. “I love being physical and hitting. It’s more fun to play defense at Bellevue. We all get hyped and we fly around and make plays. It’s a total team effort and we love getting after it.”

On the recruiting front, Mwehla said he’s been hearing from Idaho and plans to attend their Junior Day at the end of the month.

“That’s really the only school that has been contacting me right now,” Mwehla said. “I know I’m going to head to Oregon for their camp and Washington sent me some info on their camps too, so I’ll be heading to theirs too.

“I have been out to some of the Barton camps and I really liked them a lot. There were a lot of great guys there, some that I knew already and some that I met while I was there. Some of them were some great players and it was fun competing with them.”

Mwehla mentioned he wants to take part in the Barton combine at Issaquah High School later this spring as well.

We will continue to keep track of Mwehla’s progress and we will update news on him as it happens. Reuben Mwhela Highlights