Tuttle taking his time

LEXINGTON, N.C. – Offers are still coming in for 2015 four-star North Davidson defensive tackle Shy Tuttle. He spoke with FOX Sports Next about the latest developments in his recruitment.

Shy Tuttle has over 20 scholarship offers.

Recently, Tuttle visited one of those schools.

"I went to Clemson for the first game of the season against Georgia," said the 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tuttle. "It was a great visit."

The North Davidson standout likes the Clemson coaches and was able to talk to a few of them while he was there.

"I like the coaching staff," Tuttle said. "They treat their players like their kids.

"I got to talk to coach (Dabo) Swinney, (defensive tackles) coach (Dan) Brooks and (tight ends) coach (Danny) Pearman. Coach Swinney thanked me for coming and told me that they want me to be a Tiger."

The trip made an impression on Tuttle.

"The visit definitely helped Clemson," he said. "Before I went, everybody was like you have to go to a game at Clemson to see how it is, and it was exactly what they said. It was sweet."

He will head to North Carolina State tomorrow when the Wolfpack host the Tigers.

"The new N.C. State staff, they're good guys," Tuttle said. "They show a lot of interest in their players and the guys they're recruiting.

"(Defensive line) coach (Ryan) Nielsen is my recruiting coach. We stay in contact a lot. I like coach (Dave) Doeren, too. He's a good coach."

Following his trip to Raleigh, Tuttle will head to North Carolina Sept. 28 when they take on East Carolina.

"I'm looking forward to hanging out with the coaches," he said. "(Offensive line) coach (Chris) Kap (Kapilovic) is recruiting me and he's pretty cool. We stay in contact a lot, too."

Tuttle also mentioned possible trips to Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee.

With scholarships from around the country, Tuttle is in no hurry to make any major decisions.

"After my senior football season, I'll probably narrow my list down to five schools," Tuttle said. "After that, I'll take all five official visits."

North Davidson is 4-0 and continues their season this Friday at home against Kernersville (N.C.) Glenn.

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