Trojan defensive tackle target Jay Tufele had a good showing up in Oregon at The Opening Finals. Tufele is the top DT prospect in the West and No. 2 in the nation. He says he is currently down to BYU, Michigan, Ohio State, Utah and USC.
Scout.com's Brandon Huffman talks about Tufele's performance at The Opening.
"Tufele shined on Day One, our top defensive tackle at the event, picking up where he left off at The Opening Oakland and the Pride Camp in Utah. Tufele is cat-quick for an interior lineman, uses his quick hands really well and gets up the field and into the backfield. He's got tremendous strength and his burst at the snap makes him difficult to block. Prep linemen rarely match his strength and can't stay with his quickness. He'll need to play with more technique in college and use more counter moves when he gets to the next level because most interior linemen in college will be able to match the strength.
"He's a high motor player, who plays at one speed and rarely ever takes plays off, which you can't say for all defensive lineman and plays with fire. He comes from a program that has produced some great defensive tackles in Star Lotulelei and Lowell Lotulelei, and may be a better prospect at the same stage then either, one a first round pick and the other a projected first rounder."
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