Micah Bernard spent time in the transfer portal following the 2022 season with Utah. As of Friday, Bernard reportedly has his decision in place for the 2023 season.

According to Steve Bartle with 247 Sports, Bernard is going to withdraw from the portal and play his final season of eligibility with the Utes. That would be fantastic news and a huge boost to the program for the 2023 season.

Bernard originally joined the program as a 3-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class. During his time with the Utes, Bernard has developed into a key and versatile contributor.

Bernard produced back-to-back seasons with 500+ rushing yards from 2021-22 and finished second on the team with 847 yards from scrimmage in 2022. Star tight end Dalton Kincaid was the only other Utah player with more than 800 yards from scrimmage last season.

With Tavion Thomas and Kincaid departing for the 2023 NFL Draft, Bernard’s return to the program should have a large impact next season.  Star quarterback Cameron Rising will also be back for one more season.

For his career, Bernard has just over 1,700 yards from scrimmage and 9 total touchdowns. He also returned 3 kicks for 79 yards last season.