Kahuku (HI) Offensive Tackle Micah Mariteragi Commits To Virginia

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A roller coaster of a week on the recruiting trail has taken another twist, with Virginia football gaining a commitment today (November 22) from Kahuku (HI) offensive tackle Micah Mariteragi.

Mariteragi, a senior, becomes the Cavaliers’ 20th commitment in the 2018 Class.

“First off, I would like to thank my Heavenly Father, I am truly grateful for all that he has blessed me with,” Mariteragi wrote in this tweet. “Thank you to my parents & family for all that they have sacrificed on my behalf so I can play the sport that I love. I truly appreciate all that they have taught me. To my coaches and teammates at both Kahuku & Kamehameha, especially Coach Makoa, & Coach Peni, thank you for helping me to develop & realize my true potential – thank you for believing in me & giving me the opportunity. Last I would like to thank my Grandpa, who was the greatest example of hard work & who taught me the importance of enduring to the end. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to announce that I am committing to the University of Virginia. #GoCavaliers”

Just over one week ago, on November 14, Virginia became the first school to extend a scholarship offer to Mariteragi, whose teammate, Samson Reed, has been a Cavalier commit since June 26, 2017. The duo helped the Red Raiders to an 11-2 record and appearance in the HHSAA Open Division Football State Championship in 2017.

Manning Kahuku’s starting right tackle position, the 6’5”, 265-pound Mariteragi earned second-team all-conference honors this season. Virginia now boasts seven potential offensive linemen in this class, further addressing a position that has been a major need since Bronco Mendenhall arrived in Charlottesville in December of 2015.

247Sports’ Composite ranking has Mariteragi as a 3-star recruit, while Rivals.com assigns him a 2-star ranking. Check out highlight of the newest Cavalier’s state championship game performance below.

Virginia began this week by gaining a commitment from Ohio dual-threat quarterback Brennan Armstrong only to see previous quarterback commitment Wyatt Rector announce his decommitment one day later.

Virginia football’s class of 2018

– Brennan Armstrong, QB, Shelby (OH)
Joe Bissinger, OL, Memorial (Houston, TX)
DJ Brown, CB, St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.)
Derek Devine, OL, North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
Javar Garrett, LB, Peddie School (Hightstown, N.J.)
TC Harrison, OLB, Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA)
Bobby Haskins, OL, The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)
Tavares Kelly, WR/PR/KR, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Will Lawrence, OL, Memphis Harding Academy (Memphis, TN)
– Micah Mariteragi, OL, Kahuku (HI)
Emmett McNamara, OL/DL, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.)
Grant Misch, LB, Potomac Falls (Potomac Falls, VA)
Ugo Obasi, WR, Milford Mill (Baltimore, MD)
Hunter Pearson, PK, Seneca (S.C.)
Jordan Redmond, DL, Osceola (Kissimmee, FL)
– Samson Reed, DL, Kahuku (HI)
Noah Taylor, OLB, Avalon (Gaithersburg, MD)
– Wooby Theork, WR, Naples (FL)
Martin Weisz, OL, The Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Joseph White, S, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA)

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