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Utah QB commit Jack Tuttle addresses USC offer

Jack Tuttle

Four-star quarterback Jack Tuttle landed an offer from USC but Utah fans should not be too concerned.

The San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills standout who’s been committed to the Utes since December said his pledge remains firm and he’s planning to visit Utah again in the coming days.

USC’s offer basically came after five-star quarterback Matt Corral from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly parted ways with the Trojans this weekend. But Tuttle doesn't seem like the replacement for USC in this class.

Tuttle, the eighth-best pro-style quarterback in the class who has had an exceptional offseason, was one of USC’s top targets but it doesn’t look like he’s going to jump ship to the Pac-12 powerhouse.

It sounds like Utah has him wrapped up.

“I was honored to receive an offer from USC, similar to the other schools who have offered me,” Tuttle said.

“However, I am very much committed to Utah and don’t plan on visiting anywhere else. I will be in Salt Lake next week.”

Tuttle has been committed to Utah for months.

The Utes have dodged a lot of landmines in Tuttle’s recruitment with Alabama being the first to offer the four-star quarterback after his pledge to Utah. USC and many others have gotten involved as well.

The San Marcos Mission Hills standout has talked highly of working with new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Troy Taylor as the Utes could run a much higher-tempo offense in the coming years.