2017: Malepeai, now healthy as an injury as a rookie in 2016, will look to break into the playing rotation at tailback as a redshirt freshman in 2017.
2016: Malepeai redshirted as a first-year freshman tailback in 2016. He was sidelined for the first 6 games of 2016 after suffering a broken left shoulder blade in 2016 fall camp.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2015 Prep Star All-West Region, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year, KHON2/Cover2 Hawaii High School Weekly Marcus Mariota Award State Player of the Year, USA Today All-Hawaii Offensive Player of the Year and All-Oahu Interscholastic Association Blue Offensive Player of the Year as a senior running back at Mililani (Hi.) High. He ran for 1,952 yards on 234 carries (8.3 avg) with 29 TDs in 2015.
As a junior in 2014, he made USA Today All-Hawaii first team as he ran for 1,337 yards on 227 carries (5.9 avg) with 24 TDs. Mililani won the state championship in 2014 after being the runnerup in 2013.
He set state career records with his 4,556 rushing yards and 71 rushing TDs.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC. His uncles, Silila (1990-94), Pulou (1993-95) and Tasi (1994-96), played football at Oregon.