Slade-Matautia indicated that even his parents were not aware of which of the two teams he would pick. Slade-Matautia was not able to participate in the game but had the final two choices between Oregon and Nebraska.
When he put on the Oregon hat, he became the No. 17 recruit in Willie Taggard's 2017 recruiting class.
Slade-Matautia is 6-1, 220, and will graduate from St. Louis HS, Honolulu.