Utah Football Adds Stanford Safety Via NCAA Transfer Portal

Jan 9, 2024, 10:13 PM


BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Alaka'i Gilman #33 and Jonathan McGill #2 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after Gilman intercepted a pass in the end zone against the California Golden Bears during the second quarter at California Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah football landed the commitment of a safety out of Stanford late Tuesday night via the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Alaka’i Gilman announced his intention to join the Utes for the 2024 football season on X.

Gilman joined the Cardinal in 2020 from Punahou School in Laie, Hawaii as a three-star recruit. With the departures of standout safeties Cole Bishop and Sione Vaki, Gilman will provide some valuable experience to the room in the upcoming football season.

More About Alaka’i Gilman

Gilman stands at 5’10” and 194 lbs making him a good size for the position.

Gilman started nine games this past season, totaling 50 tackles, four pass breakups, and one interception. Through his three seasons with Stanford, Gilman posted 109 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions.

Gilman is the seventh commit in this cycle for the Utes.

He will be joining tight end Carsen Ryan, cornerback Kenan Johnson, defensive end John Henry Daley, running back Anthony Woods, defensive end Kanious Vaughn, and cornerback Cameron Calhoun for Utah football in the upcoming 2024 season when they join the Big 12 Conference.

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Utah Football Adds Stanford Safety Via NCAA Transfer Portal