And then there were three.
Utah football has added a commitment for the 2018 class with Malone Mataele, a 6-foot running back prospect from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., on Friday afternoon, bolstering the future of the backfield for Utah and earning running backs coach Kiel McDonald his first big recruiting get.
He’s a four-star Scout and a three-star Rivals recruit who plays both ways for Santa Margarita Catholic. Mataele made his biggest impact as a returner last year, with 711 kick return yards and 1341 all-purpose yards. He also had 31 tackles and five passes defended as a defensive back last year.