Top Athlete has UGA Connection

The University of Georgia was first to offer this star athlete a scholarship and he has a connection to the Dawgs...

Georgia Tech offered last week. Tennessee right before that. Alabama offered him a week before that and this young man is still a freshman.

Guess who offered the first scholarship? Georgia.

Christian Tutt starred at Dawg Day last summer in Athens, Ga. and he was offered by the Dawgs. Since then he has become one of the top 2018 prospects in America.

He appreciates all the offers and he is openly taking visits to many schools right now, but he only has a connection the one in Athens.

"My uncle is Danny Verdun-Wheeler and he played for Georgia," said Tutt. "We are close and we talk a lot, so he has told me a lot about Georgia, what it is like there, and all that.

"The biggest thing he has told me is that Georgia will make you into a man. He told me about Coach Mark Richt, how he cares for his players, how he is about making his players prepared for life, and how it is not just football at Georgia, but about life after football too."

The 5-foot-11, 179 pound defensive back recently shined at the Atlanta MVP Camp and he will hit a few camps this summer. One will likely be UGA's and that is a school he knows a lot about.

"I have been to a lot of games at Georgia, I have camped there, and I have a good feeling when I am there. I really like the atmosphere at Georgia, I like the people around the school, and the coaches are great. It is a school I am really liking right now."

No early leader for the future Scout 300 prospect out of Thomson, Ga., but Georgia is definitely on his mind.

"Georgia is the only school I have any type of connection to and it is the one I know the most about right now," said Tutt. "I am not going to go to Georgia because my uncle did though; I will be making my own decision.

"Georgia offered me first, the school is great, and I know I will be there a lot in the future. I will be watching them."

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