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Utes notch another commitment, this one from Oklahoma DB Jocelyn Malaska

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Utah Utes players gather on the field.

Utah Utes players gather on the field before the game between the Utah Utes and the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

For the past few years, the Utah football program has maintained a pattern of not getting too many commitments from prospects until close to the end of the recruiting cycle.

That may well be happening again this year.

The Utes entered the week with just nine players committed for their 2022 recruiting class, but on Tuesday, they got their second pledge in as many days, as Oklahoma cornerback Jocelyn Malaska announced his commitment via Twitter.

Listed by 247 Sports at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, Malaska had been committed to Texas Tech and even had an in-home visit with new Red Raiders head coach Joey McGuire last week.

Nevertheless, it is clear that Utah valued him given he said in his announcement that he had an in-home visit with defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley on Monday night.

Malaska becomes the 11th prospect committed to the Utes as part of their 2022 recruiting class with the early signing period set to open on Dec. 15.