UCLA In The Race For Nation's No. 3 DT Jay Tufele

Jun. 20 -- The Bruins hosted one of the nation's top defensive tackle prospects on campus early this spring and continue to make a push heading into the summer...

OREM, Utah -- Jay Tufele proved to be a tough matchup for any offensive lineman that lined up across from him at the Pride Camp in Utah last week, showing his explosiveness in front of several college coaches that made the trip out to see him in person.

The four-star defensive tackle from South Jordan (Utah) Bingham has tremendous burst off the snap and the hand movement that makes him difficult to contain, let alone block, on the interior.

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On the recruiting front, Tufele told Scout.com he is already eyeing official visits to Michigan and Ohio State during the season, while the likes of OregonUCLAUSCUtah and Washington all have continued to make a push as well. The Wolverines and Buckeyes each had representatives swing through to see the 6-foot-3, 297-pound Tufele in action last week.

Hear what Tufele had to say about the Bruins and each of those schools in the video above or try the version below:


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