Christian Tutt, a 4-star defensive back from Thomson, Georgia, took an official visit to Nebraska this weekend for the Rutgers game. Tutt, the No. 5 Greg’s Guy, made the trip with both of his parents.
When I spoke with his high school coach, Rob Riddings, earlier in the week, Riddings gave me great insight into what type of player Nebraska is looking at.
“I personally think he’s going to be a safety," he said. "He’s a very physical type player. He enjoys being involved involved with the tackling and physicality of the game. I know a lot of times with corners, they are only concerned with coverage. I think Christian is the type kid that can roll down in the box and make plays. You can blitz him and bring him off the edge. I look for him to play more of the in-the-box, physical-type safety that can get a little bit bigger too, which I think he can do.”
Tutt had previously been to campus for the Friday Night Lights camp in June and also worked with the coaches at Nebraska's satellite camp in Georgia. The trip was about two things: Tutt being able to experience a Husker game day, and his parents seeing why he thought so highly of the coaches and school.
When I talked to Tutt this evening, he told me that the trip went really well for his parents and called it “a real eye opener for them.” Parents are generally very impressed with the student-athlete experience at Nebraska and the coaching staff does a nice job of conveying that even if you are sending your son far from home, he will be taken care of at Nebraska. An example of that is I noticed President Hank Bounds speaking with Tutt and his parents before the game.
Tutt tells me that overall the visit was “great” and that he might take one or two more visits. If he takes those visits it would be to Auburn and Texas. He has already taken an official visit to Ohio State. Tutt plans to be an early enrollee and is scheduled to play in the Army All-American Game.
Nebraska is still sitting in the driver’s seat for Tutt’s commitment in my opinion. This trip seem to have really solidified his feelings for Nebraska and made a great impression on parents.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.