Tyler Tutt is a 2-star running back from Keller, Texas, who’s currently committed to the Texas State Bobcats.
Tutt is 5-foot-10, 205 pounds and runs a 4.50 40. He can also play defensive back, so he’s without a doubt a versatile 2016 recruit to know.
In fact, Tutt’s versatily is so notable that he can also play quarterback for his high school team. The Keller standout recently told Today’s U that he’s been moved to signal-caller out of necessity, and its a role and responsibility that he seems to be taking seriously.
“Just been trying to carry the team since QB1 is out for the season. It’s been tough, but a fun experience to lead my team,” Tutt said when asked how the transition has been.
The 2-star committed to Texas State this past summer—on August 1st to be exact—but it’s well worth noting that he had plenty of other options; and a few big offers.
Along with an offer from the Bobcats, Tutt’s list features Iowa, Air Force, Army, Boise State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Nevada, North Texas, Texas-San Antonio, and UTEP.
This past June he was supposed to visit Iowa but canceled his plans after the Hawkeyes received another running back commitment. Before that, though, he seemed like a target the Hawks had their eye on, so that goes to show you the type of talent he has. Iowa is a school known for pumping out not just NFL talent but great running backs and a great running game on a yearly basis, so the fact that Kirk Ferentz and his staff were interested says a lot.
Though Tutt is committed to Texas State, that doesn’t mean the recruiting process is over for him just yet. He is still hearing from the Bobcats as a recruit, but he relayed to Today’s U that he’s also hearing a lot from Nevada and Army.
In fact, he’s expected to take an official visit to Nevada this weekend for the Wolf Pack’s game against Hawaii. Nevada is 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in conference. The Pack are currently ranked 3rd in the Mountain West and are looking to get back on track after losing their last game 28-21 to Wyoming.
While informing Today’s U of the official visit, Tutt did add in one important statement. “I’m committed to Texas State right now,” he said. So just because he’s officially visiting Nevada, it’s safe to say that his pledge to the Bobcats is still on his mind.
Still, the fact that Tutt is making the official visit says something—a visit that’s scheduled to start on Friday, keep in mind—and he’ll be taking in everything Nevada has to offer for the next few days.
Going into the official visit, the Texas running back already knew what he’d be looking for; so it’s not as if this trip is “just because”. It’s not just because he wants to watch a college football game on an interested school’s dime. It doesn’t seem like he’s just trying to get a quick vacation, which, believe it or not, does happen in recruiting.
He’s obviously going into the official with evaluation in mind, so it’s going to be interesting to hear his takeaways come Sunday.
The two things that Tutt tell’s Today’s U he’ll be looking at while on the official are Nevada’s campus and game-day vibe.