it wasn’t because he was a huge Badgers fan (He knew very little about the school, except for what strength coach – and former Badgers defensive back – Jay Valai had told him). All he knew was he was going to have a chance to compete.
“I was ready to go,” Tutt said with a huge smile.
Working with running back coach John Settle for the first time, Tutt admits he could have had a better camp but felt he was able to make a decent first impression.
“I am trying to recover from last season and this spring ball,” said Tutt. “My back (got tight), but I felt I could have done better on the 40 and the broad jump. I am not sure what my 40 was but I got 8-11 on the broad jump, and I have jumped better than that. It was pretty good working with Coach Settle though. He gave me a lot of tips, let me know what to do and how to do it.”
Getting a chance to tour around the campus the day before the camp, Tutt left impressed with everything the Badgers have to offer their student-athletes.
“I loved the campus,” said Tutt. “I love the field. I got to see the facilities (Saturday). It’s just an amazing place. I loved how the city is built around it and everything.”
He also got a chance to talk with Ron Dayne, who was in attendance watching his son, Javian Dayne, a freshman at Waunakee (WI) High.
“It was pretty cool, just knowing that’s someone who lived it already,” said Tutt. “I’m trying to get to where he was.”
Holding offers from Air Force, Boise State, Iowa, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Nevada, North Texas, Texas State and UTEP. He rushed for 1,400 yards, averaged roughly five yards per carry and had 16 touchdowns last season.