Christian Tutt, a 4-star cornerback from Thomson (Ga.) High School, was supposed to make his college decision on May 30 to honor his late brother’s birthday, but he has decided to push back his decision.
“I’m just not ready yet,” Tutt said. “That day will also be hard enough for my family.”
Tutt’s older brother Christopher was killed in a car crash on June 1, 2016. Christopher would have been 21 years old on May 30. Christian changed his number from No. 2 to No. 1 last season. That was his older brother’s number. He told the Augusta Chronicle that he wanted to make so many plays in the No. 1 jersey that Thomson would have no choice but to retire it one day.
The nation’s No. 19 cornerback says he will now make his decision either this fall during his senior season or at the conclusion of it. Tutt had previously told SEC Country that he was down to Alabama and Florida State.
Multiple sources close to the Alabama program told SEC Country that Tutt needed to attend camp next month for further evaluation. Until that happened, the Crimson Tide would not have accepted his commitment. It’s not uncommon for Alabama to not accept a commitment, even from highly ranked players, until that recruit attends camp in Tuscaloosa. The team is being very choosy with who it wants in this class because Alabama will only have 22 commitments.
The Tide are planning on signing four cornerbacks in this recruiting class after not signing any corners in the Class of 2017. Tyson Campbell, Josh Jobe, Patrick Surtain and Jaycee Horn are the team’s top targets.