Utah lost a key piece of its 2024 recruiting class on Tuesday morning.

3-star running back prospect Kobe Boykin decided to back off of his commitment to the Utes. Here’s his announcement:

“After countless hours of praying, talking to my dad, mom and family, I believe it’s in the best interest for me to decommit from the University of Utah,” Boykin wrote in-part.

Boykin also said he plans to stay in contact with Utah’s coaching staff even as he re-opens his recruitment. He had been committed for over 1 year. He announced his commitment back on Feb. 4, 2022.

Boykin is a big loss for the Utes. He’s currently ranked as the No. 519 overall player and the No. 66 athlete in the country, per 247Sports Composite rankings.

He’s listed at 5-foot-8, 155 pounds. He attends Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California.

Since his original commitment back in February of 2022, Boykin has received offers from programs like Texas A&M, Penn State, Maryland and Washington State, amongst others.

Utah now has just 1 commit in the class of 2024.