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Karlie Carlson

Senior Shancco Matautia, known to his teammates as Ise, has committed to play football at Idaho State University! The Friars' lineman announced his commitment on social media sharing, "If God is with me, who can be against me . . . GOD'S PLAN! COMMITTED!"

He later said, "I chose Idaho State because of the high quality of education they provide and their coaching staff. They delivered a clear message to me about commitment and hard work. That's what I'm all about."

Matautia is a two-year varsity letterman for the Friars starting on the offensive line his junior season. He is also the first member of the senior class to announce his college commitment.

Coach Troy Thomas shared, "Shancco is an outstanding young man who loves his teammates. He is a quiet and humble young man off the field but a fierce warrior on it.  I have no doubt that he will make us very proud in his future endeavors at Idaho State and beyond."

Matautia, who also plays Rugby and competes in Track and Field for Servite, plans to study Communications with an emphasis in Advertising at Idaho State.

In closing Matautia said, "Thank you to all my family and friends that have been there along the way. Without your support, I wouldn't be in the position I am in today. To my coaches, thank you for teaching me hard work and dedication. Especially Coach Kelly Talavou who pushes me to be the ultimate version of myself every day. Thank you to all my family and coaches. Love you all! Muamua Le Atua (God is first)"

Servite would like to congratulate Shancco on his commitment and wish him the best of luck this season and as he moves on to compete at the collegiate level!