The game we saw, Malele struggled a bit getting off blocks and getting up the field. He has the strength to simply throw his man aside but looked as if he was more comfortable trying to out maneuver his man.
"He's turned it on in the last few weeks big time," assistant coach Derek Collins said. "He's back to be the dominating Mathew we need. He was great against Clovis West last weekend and is coming on very strong right now."
Malele totaled 10 tackles and two quarterback-sacks and has season totals of 24 tackles, eight for loss and three quarterback sacks in four games this season.
On the recruiting front, Malele still has just one visit set up and that's with Tennessee (Nov 9). He has already visited Oregon officially and the Ducks still lead Washington, USC, Tennessee, Stanford and Notre Dame.
"I'm going to wait a little while before I set my other trips," Malele said. "I'm looking forward to seeing what Tennessee is all about and I know I'll have a good time there. Right now, I'm just focusing on schoolwork and my football season. I really want to win a city championship this year, that means everything."