In the midst of our mega preseason football coverage, head coach Mike London and the Cavaliers picked up another verbal pledge on Monday afternoon.
New Jersey wide receiver/defensive back Hasise Dubois became the latest 2016 prospect to commit to the Orange and Blue.
The 6-3, 211 pound Dubois selected UVa over offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Ohio State, and Pittsburgh among others.
Dubois is a consensus three-star prospect and is ranked as the #75 WR for the class of 2016 by Rivals.com.
As seen in the film above, Dubois posses a rare combination of size and speed, that is not seen in too many rising high school seniors. A 6-3 and over 200 pounds, Dubois is a bigger target, and is capable of creating space to bail quarterbacks out of a jam.
The Garden State native is also an excellent route runner and has the ability to turn short passes into big gains. In 2014, Dubois hauled in 30 receptions for 694 yards and seven touchdowns, while averaging a whopping 23 yards per catch. Dubois' impressive play on both sides of the ball helped guide DePaul to a state championship crown.
While Dubois has made a great deal of noise as a wide receiver, the three-star athlete could very well end up in the secondary. Dubois could play either cornerback or safety at the next level. His 6-3 frame and top ball skills could make Dubois an ideal safety prospect for Jon Tenuta's defense. With Quin Blanding already in the program and fellow 6-3 athlete Jordan Mack on board for 2016 , the Wahoos have been stockpiling some serious size at the safety position.
Dubois is the third top-100 wide receiver to commit to Virginia for this cycle. He is also one of several 2016 commits capable of playing either wide receiver or defensive back. It will be interesting to see where the staff decides to slot Nick Grant and Joseph Reed as well.