The 2015 recruiting class for the Utes has yielded one commitment, that being from a local player in Noah Togiai. Another one could be lining up to commit down the line in point guard prospect Jake Lindsey out of Olympus High who has seen his recruitment take off recently.
"It's been picking up lately. The whole process has been a cool experience and everyone has treated me with a lot of respect."
The 6-5, 193 pound prospect has five offers at this time from a variety of schools.
"I have offers from Baylor, Tulsa, Harvard, Columbia, and Louisiana-Lafayette."
Lindsey is also receiving heavy interest from some heavy hitters, including his home state's flagship program.
"Utah, Stanford, Gonzaga, St. Mary's (CA), and Lehigh have also been recruiting me pretty hard as well."
Lindsey has seen Utah start showing a lot more interest and is impressed with what the coaching staff has done in their three years.
"Coach Krystkowiak has done a great job at Utah. He came into a tough situation, but they've recruited well, especially in state. On the court, they're starting to see progress and that's because of the culture he has established."
While the Utes have not offered, they could be getting close to doing so.
"I've been talking to Utah and Krystkowiak a lot. They could be close to offering. Coach Krystkowiak likes to offer people in person, which is something I respect, so maybe I'll get an offer next time we meet."
Lindsey is putting a lot of stock into relationships and academics when he does make a decision. With Ivy League schools having offered, it's hard to fault him.
"The most important thing is going to be the relationship I have with the coaches. Can I talk to them and not feel intimidated and be open with them? I also want to go to a school with a playing style that fits my strengths. Academics are also very important as well."
Lindsey displays a well rounded game, something that will translate well to the next level.
"Im a big point guard. I think my strengths are my IQ, size, and ability to create off the dribble."
Lindsey heads into his senior year coming off an impressive season that saw him average 18.5 points per game while adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists and doesn't want his recruitment to get in the way of his final high school season.
"I want to wait until after July to look at all of my options and then narrow down my list in the fall before hopefully taking my official visits. Then I'll probably decide before my senior season."
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