Morning links: Jay Tufele signing could shake up college football recruiting; Rudy Gobert top 10 big man

Barton Simmons of CBS Sports looked at the 10 players who can shake up college football recruiting, and Bingham defensive tackle Jay Tufele made the list.

Regarding Tufele, Simmons wrote, “It looked like Tufele was going to end up at Utah or maybe Ohio State. Instead, the Trojans have positioned themselves to have the nation’s top defensive tackle tandem in Tufele and former Washington commit Marlon Tuipulotu, who is already on campus. Meanwhile, if Utah can hold the Trojans off, that will go down as the biggest recruiting win of Kyle Whittingham’s career.”


Gobert ranking in top 10 of big-man power rankings

Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale released his NBA big man power rankings, and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert landed at No. 8.

Of Gobert’s play, Favale wrote, “Rudy Gobert is good enough on the defensive end alone to skate into this discussion.”

After looking at Gobert’s success on the defensive end of the floor, Favale turned to what Gobert has meant to the Jazz offensively, saying, “While the Utah Jazz don’t use Gobert as a featured weapon, he’s averaging an impressive 1.15 points per post-up possession. He’s shooting better than 60 percent off cuts and as a pick-and-roll diver, and the screens he sets are a ball-handler’s dream.”

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