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Athletic linebacker Jairus Satiu commits to Virginia football

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Utah product joins UVA’s class of 2019

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Commitment number six of the 2019 recruiting class is in the fold for the Virginia Cavaliers football program—and it’s a player from the coaching staff’s old stomping grounds.

Jarius Satiu, a wide receiver and linebacker from Skyridge High School in Orem, Utah, announced his commitment to UVA on Wednesday.

Satiu stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 185 pounds. He is rated a three-star prospect by both 247 Sports and ESPN. Utah State had also offered Satiu a scholarship.

All of Satiu’s highlights are of him on the offensive side of the ball, but you can still see a glimpse of what the Virginia coaching staff looks for in a linebacker.

Like Elliott Brown and Charles Snowden in the 2017 class, Satiu has a long frame and good speed. He fits the profile of a Mendenhall/Poppinga pass-rusher, and just needs to bulk up to contribute in the ACC.

According to Doug Doughty of the Roanoke Times, Satiu may be able to do that bulking up right in UVA’s back yard:

Fork Union has produced quite a litany of star college talent over the years, and it would do wonders for UVA’s recruiting to re-establish FUMA as a developmental option.

Satiu becomes the first Utahan to commit to Virginia since the Hoos hired Mendenhall away from BYU.