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Auburn Makes Progress On 4-Star Cornerback Tuff

Christian Tutt talks about his unofficial visit to check out Gus Malzahn's Auburn football program.

Thomson, Ga.--After recently narrowing his list to four colleges, four-star cornerback Christian Tutt said that the Auburn Tigers are now under consideration.

Tutt spend the day on the Auburn campus on Sunday and noted he enjoyed the visit. “Everything was good, I?had a great visit,”?he said. “I talked to Coach (Gus) Malzahn and a lot of the coaches.”

Tutt, who plans to announce his college choice on May 30th, had previously narrowed his list to FSU, Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama.

“They are moving way up,” the cornerback said of Auburn’s chances. “Talking with Coach (Rodney)?Garner, I have been knowing him since I was in ninth grade. We have a great relationship. They are moving their way back up to my top school.”

Asked what will be the key factors in making a college choice, he said, “The best opportunity for me at the next level. I am going to be a mid-year so I will be graduating in less than a year.

“I am going to come in and play early and am looking for the best chance for me to get to the NFL,”?he pointed out. “Those are my goals.”

Auburn’s new secondary coach, Greg Brown, has a record of working with players who have moved on to the NFL. “Talking to him and kind of building our relationship, that means a lot to me,” the prospect said. “I want to be a Thorpe winner. I want to be the next winner for him.”

Tutt, who said he is an honor student, is concentrating on football only this year after previous running track. “I think my best time in the 100 is something like 10.7,” he said.

Asked about his overall visit to the Plains, he said that he enjoyed touring campus and getting back up to speed with the AU program. “Everything really stood out to me,” he said. “I hadn’t been to Auburn in about two years.”


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