San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills High quarterback Jack Tuttle picked up a scholarship offer from Arizona State during the spring evaluation period and subsequently visited the school for its quarterback camp.
"Coach Lindsey said he really loved my footwork and how I can go under center as well as the gun," Tuttle said. "He thought I had good command out there and coached my guys up when I needed to but also how I loved them up.
"When ASU offered me the scholarship it definitely opened up the eyes of me and my dad and we wanted to go there so I could throw for coach (Todd) Graham and meet the rest of the coaching staff as well as see the campus and facilities. It was an eye-opener when they offered."
The Sun Devils made a positive impression according to Tuttle, in particular due to the well-roundedness of the program and its leadership.
"They have a great sense of family there and the coaches are really involved with the players' academics," Tuttle said. "They're involved with them as a football player but also making them a better man."
It terms of the overall impression made on Tuttle by the ASU visit, it didn't hurt that the campus and surrounding area was comfort-inducing.
"It's beautiful, absolutely amazing," Tuttle said. "We didn't get to go into the stadium because it's under construction but they showed me what it's going to look like when it's all done. It looks like it's going to be just amazing."
Colorado, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt are the other schools to have reportedly offered the 6-foot-3, 180 pound Tuttle. Additionally, Duke, North Carolina, Oregon, Stanford, Tennessee and UCLA are involved in the recruitment. All schools are equal at this early juncture according to Tuttle.
"It's been an honor to be looked at by all these schools and it's been an exciting process," he said. "I'm very thankful these coaches have given me an opportunity to play football at the next level and they took their time to come down to my school and see me practice, see my coaches, see what we're about. I really appreciate all the feedback they've given me and where I can improve and what I've been doing well. That's what I've really taken out of this whole thing. I'm very happy about it and it's exciting to see where it's going to go."
Tuttle, who was born in Indianapolis before his family moved to California when he was a toddler, looks up to Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who he sees similarities to style-wise, and also Peyton Manning.
One of the top B2G quarterbacks along with fellow 2018 signal-caller Brevin White -- the brother of Sun Devil quarterback Brady White -- whom ASU has also offered, Tuttle is going to spend the rest of the summer preparing to try to lead his high school team to a state title. Last year they fell short, losing in the semi-finals of the San Diego CIF section after 11 straight wins to start the season.
"I think we've got some great players and are working hard to try to win the championship next year," he said. "That's the goal at Mission (Hills) every year. That's always been a goal of mine and the attitude that we're trying to develop.