When Austin (TX) Lake Travis receiver Cade Green arrives at the University of Wisconsin in a year, the three-star prospects wants to make sure he develops a solid relationship with the quarterbacks. With that thought in mind, Green is doing some quarterback recruiting of his own.
A long-time friend of Green, San Marcos (CA) Mission Hills 2018 quarterback Jack Tuttle benefited from that friendship by picking up an offer from the Badgers Monday night.
“Wisconsin and I started out through Cade,” Tuttle told BadgerNation. “He told Wisconsin about me, sent them my film and sent them my head coach’s contact information. That really was the catalyst to this Wisconsin offer and the relationship I am building with them right now.”
According to Tuttle, Green and he became best friends in third grade when Green lived in San Marcos and they played on the same Pop Warner football team. The two played on the same football team until Green moved to Austin after eighth grade.
“He’s a great wide receiver,” Tuttle said of Green. “We’ve continued our friendship, our relationship, and he’s just a great guy. You can already see it with how he’s reached out to Wisconsin and guided this whole relationship.”
Scouted by wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore, the same coach who was responsible for recruiting Green, on Monday, Gilmore saw enough to validate Green’s recommendation and offer the 6-3, 180-pound Tuttle a scholarship.
“For the past couple weeks Cade has been saying ‘On, Wisconsin’ and stuff like that,” Tuttle said. “He was hopeful the coaches would come out and see me, and he’s been excited about that. I didn’t know if they were going to come out and see me. I only knew they were interested. It turned out well.”
It was the second of three power five conference offers on the day for Tuttle. LSU was the first offer, a decision made after Tigers offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron came out to watch him throw last week.
“LSU has been talking to my head coach for a while now,” Tuttle said. “They created a strong relationship with my head coach.”
Describing himself as a pro-style, pass-first quarterback who can also run the football when needed, Tuttle also picked up an offer from Colorado, adding to a scholarship haul that previously included Nevada, San Diego State, Utah and Vanderbilt.
“I just feel great because all the years I’ve put in with my coaches and my dad, it’s just really relieving that it’s paying off,” Tuttle said. “My parents don’t have to pay for my college and it’s a weight that’s lifted off my chest.”
Having already taken visits to Oregon, San Diego State, Stanford, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington, Tuttle said he will camp at LSU and Stanford and will tentatively travel to Nevada, Washington State, Wisconsin.
“I want to get to the schools that have offered me because they are showing loyalty,” Tuttle said.
As a sophomore, Tuttle estimates he threw for over 2,000 yards and roughly 20 touchdowns.