UVA signs two more on National Signing Day

Published: Feb. 5, 2020 at 4:57 PM EST
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Virginia football head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced today (Feb. 5) the addition of two National Letter of Intent signings for the Cavaliers 2020 signing class. Previously, 13 student-athletes signed NLIs with Virginia during the December signing period.

The two new additions to the class are defensive lineman Nusi Malani (San Bruno, Calif.) and wide receiver Demick Starling (Nashville, Tenn.).

Nusi Malani

6-6 • 250 • DL

San Bruno, Calif. • Junipero Serra HS

Played defensive end at Junipero Serra High School for head coach Patrick Walsh …named West Catholic Athletic Defensive Lineman of the Year and named Bay Area Preps HQ’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 … rated No. 15 player in the Bay Area by San Jose Mercury News in its preseason Fab 40 ranking … made 61 tackles, including 35 solo stops as a senior … added 4.0 sacks and caused one fumble as a senior … finished with 7.0 tackles for loss …. helped Serra to the 2019 CIF D1-A state final … played on Serra’s junior varsity team as a sophomore due to ACL knee injury, then joined varsity for postseason play that saw team win the 2017 CIF Division 2-AA state championship … a three-star recruit by, and … competes in discus and shot put for track squad … finished third in shot put at 2019 WCAL finals with a personal best of 48-3 … plays center on school’s basketball team.

Demick Starling

6-0 • 170 • WR

Nashville, Tenn. • East Nashville Magnet HS

Played wide receiver at East Nashville Magnet High School for head coach Brian Waite … caught 34 passes for 454 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2019 … carried the ball 12 times for 87 yards (7.3 yards per rush) and one score … earned Class 3A Region 4 honors as a wide receiver … team went 10-2 in 2019 and was ranked No. 5 in final 3A poll … Eagles advanced to second round of state playoffs … also runs track at ENMHS where he was all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in the 100m, 200m and 400m in 2019, his first year competing on the high school level … won state title in 400m with time of 48.3, was second in 100m (10.74) and third in 200m (21.8) … also plays basketball for ENMHS … a three-star recruit by, and … also plays on ENMHS basketball team … East Nashville Magnet is Nashville’s only Paideia high school.