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UVA makes top eight for Enokk Vimahi


For fans of Virginia football, the Hawaiian Pipeline is turning into more than just a surfing destination. Four Cavaliers will hail from Hawaii once this season starts: three from the 2018 recruiting class, plus 2016 signee Wayne Taulapapa. 

Two of those players—defensive lineman Samson Reed and offensive lineman Micah Mariteragi—played at Kahuku, which is also the prep alma mater of offensive coordinator Robert Anae and running backs coach Mark Atuaia. And for 2019, Kahuku has one of the nation’s top-rated offensive lineman in tackle Enokk Vimahi. A four-star and top-200 in each of the major services, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound prospect has hauled in a full set of honors, including a spot in the Polynesian Bowl and an Adidas All-America selection. On Wednesday, Vimahi released his top eight, and included the Cavaliers.

Being in the running with West Coast powers USC and UCLA, together with national programs that regularly crack recruiting top-10 rankings, is a good thing for UVA. Hopefully Coach Tujague can borrow a little of Coach So’oto’s recent recruiting magic and play up the connections to home and family that would exist for Vimahi in Charlottesville.

See complete article @ Recruiting roundup: Virginia makes final cut for two top targets


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