Morning links: Snow College WR Jonah Trinnaman dunks; Bronco Mendenhall spotlighted by ESPN
With just two weeks left before college football teams will fill out their 2016 recruiting classes, Snow College wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman has become one of the most sought-after prospects for both BYU and Utah.
A track star at American Fork High School, the Cougar commit (with visits scheduled to both schools before month's end) showed Tuesday that there may be a third sport he could excel at.
In a video posted on Twitter by Zachery Jensen, Trinnaman is seen dunking a basketball without a running start.
ESPN spotlights Bronco Mendenhall
With four new head football coaches, the Atlantic Coast Conference could look drastically different next season, and plenty of attention will be paid to see if those men can bring better results to their new programs.
ESPN's Jared Shanker took a look at one of those new team leaders, Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall, formerly of BYU.
"Most important," Shanker writes, "he’ll bring structure and a defined plan to a program that has seemed to lack one for quite some time."
Local trio among ESPN's Top 100 basketball recruits
Although many eyes are on college football recruiting, ESPN released an updated list of its Top 100 basketball prospects for 2016 Tuesday, and three players from the Beehive State cracked it, including two in the top 50.
Lone Peak Knight and future Duke Blue Devil Frank Jackson is ranked 11th in the country, while Bingham Miner and future BYU Cougar Yoeli Childs came in at No. 50. American Fork Caveman and future Marquette Golden Eagle Brendan Bailey is No. 97.
On Monday, Jackson was named a McDonald's All-American, 1 of just 24 boys in the country to earn the honor. He is just the sixth Utahn ever to be named to the team, and the first since 2000.
Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.
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