Who says you can never come home?
Quarterback Jack Tuttle, born in Indianapolis and the son of former IU walk-on kicker Jay Tuttle has transferred from the University of Utah to Indiana the school announced today.
A four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports coming out of high school, Tuttle was ranked the No. 4 pro-style quarterback nationally by Rivals, the No. 5 pro-style quarterback nationally by 247Sports, and the No. 13 player in California by 247Sports.
Based on those ratings, Tuttle will become the highest rated quarterback to play at IU since such metrics have been maintained.
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) December 17, 2018
After playing his prep football at Mission Hills High School, the San Marcos, California native did not see any action with the Utes as a true freshman in 2018.
At Mission Hills, Tuttle completed 205-of-295 (69.5 percent) for 3,171 yards with 41 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He also rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns.
Indiana announced today that Tuttle “has signed his Big Ten tender of financial aid and will join the program for the 2019 spring semester.”
Hoosier head coach Tom Allen released the following statement:
“Jack Tuttle is a tremendous addition to our program and we are happy to welcome him to IU,” Allen said. “He is extremely talented and brings a huge skillset to our quarterback room. We look forward to his arrival on campus next semester and his development as a Hoosier.”
In addition to being a highly regarded talent, Tuttle fills a big need for IU going into the 2019 season. The Hoosiers are down to just two quarterbacks that were realistically expected to play the position in 2019 — Peyton Ramsey and Michael Penix, with the latter not expected to be fully recovered from knee surgery until next summer.
As a transfer, Tuttle won’t be included in IU’s 2019 recruiting class rankings, but he will make the third 4-star caliber addition to Indiana’s incoming group along with Sampson James and Beau Robbins. Indiana is in contention for at least three more 4-star talents (Cam Williams, Kristian Williams and David Bell) and should learn more about all three over the next few weeks.
We are still working to determine whether Tuttle will be immediately eligible to play in 2019.
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