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Runnin' Utes Jazz Up Recruiting and Offer Guard Jake Lindsey

Coach Larry Krystkowiak is keeping his recruiting in downtown Salt Lake City by offering Jake Lindsey, son of Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey.

Jeff Gross

It appears the Utes are trying to Jazz up the guard line a little bit. It was announced on Tuesday night by the Salt Lake Tribune that the Utes have offered 6-foot-5 Olympus High School guard Jake Lindsey a scholarship in 2015. Jake is the son of Utah Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey, so he has a bit of a basketball pedigree.

Since arriving in Utah, Lindsey has averaged 18.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game for the Titans. Lindsey is listed at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds by Max Preps, so he fits into the long, tall guards that Coach K has been pursuing and signing since he's taken over on The Hill. Lindsey is a good ball handler who is dangerous in pick-and-roll sets, and he projects as a point guard at the college level.

The Trib also noted he's the friend of Utah commit Noah Togiai, who has been lobbying for Lindsey to join him at Utah next fall. While his offer list isn't huge right now, with Baylor being his biggest offer, there are reportedly some Pac-12 schools looking at him.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon does note one interesting situation that could come about next season with the number of scholarships:

There could be a scholarship snafu depending on how commitments unfold. Utah has two scholarships already committed for 2015 to Togiai and returning missionary Brandon Miller. With three guys graduating next year, that would leave only one scholarship for Granger big man Makol Mawein and Lindsey, both players the Utes want. The coaching staff assured Lindsey they would work to find a solution if he chooses to commit.

Would anyone get the boot? Will we find a Princeton Onwas-type situation, where a contributor may be asked to leave to make space for all of these bodies, or will there be someone out there that may be willing to grey shirt for a season to save the scholarship? As we've come to expect over the past six years or so, players are going to come and go every year. It will be interesting to see how this team will shuffle out over the next couple of seasons.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune