Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Jack Tuttle has been granted an NCAA waiver to play immediately this year. Tuttle, a redshirt freshman transferred from Utah in December. A product of Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, CA, Tuttle was a four-star recruit. According to Rivals, he was the no. 5 ranked quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class. While Tuttle has yet to play a snap in college football, his high school resume is quite impressive. Tuttle led the Grizzlies to a 12-1 record going 227 of 336 for 3,452 yards. He was also the Avocado League Player of the Year.
Tuttle will have four years of eligibility remaining with the Hoosiers. Head coach Tom Allen has added several young quarterbacks to the team, whom all have very good potential. Returning Starter Peyton Ramsey completed 66 percent of his passes last season for 2,875 yards and 19 touchdowns. Ramsey has two years of eligibility remaining. Michael Penix Jr. was redshirted last year and played sparingly. He will have four years of eligibility like Tuttle.
While the decision raised some questions as to why Indiana pushed for the waiver, It was a clever move for Allen. The Hoosiers now have some depth at a position where competition will take place. Three very capable passers will compete to be the starter. Even though Ramsey is the incumbent and likely to remain the starter, expect Tuttle and Penix Jr. to push his abilities. Becoming a solid passing team may be a game changer for the Hoosiers. And adding Tuttle in the mix this year just only helps that cause.