On Wednesday night, 247Sports broke the surprising news that Utah football freshman quarterback Jack Tuttle will transfer. The former four-star recruit was serving as the Utes third-stringer through the first half of the season.
Tuttle was a major recruiting win for the Utes. The team landed him during his junior year, and withstood offers from a number of huge programs, including Alabama, LSU, USC, and Wisconsin.
In breaking the news, UteZone writer Dan Sorensen also identified some schools that could potentially be on the list for Tuttle.
Five schools were named as potential Jack Tuttle transfer destinations.
He doesn't think the California-native will look to move within the Pac-12. There could be some big programs from other Power Five leagues involved though.
From the write-up:
"Tuttle is likely to transfer to a school outside of the Pac-12, given the conference's eligibility penalties for non-graduate transfers from schools within the conference. Possible destinations include Ohio State, Duke, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and West Virginia."
That's an interesting array of schools. Ohio State is the biggest name there, and after sitting out a year, Dwayne Haskins will likely be in the NFL. Tuttle would have to battle it out with another former blue-chip prospect, Tate Martell, who has gotten some time for the Buckeyes this year and looks impressive.
The other options feature a number of coaches who have had a lot of success in grooming quarterbacks, in David Cutcliffe, Jimbo Fisher, and Dana Holgorsen. They definitely make some sense.
Tuttle was the No. 167 recruit in the class of 2018. 247 ranked him No. 8 among pro-style quarterbacks and No. 25 in California.