A few days after being granted a waiver from the NCAA for immediate eligibility in 2019, Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle has been ruled out for the remainder of spring practice, including the team’s spring game next Friday.
Hoosier Huddle reported on Saturday that head coach Tom Allen provided a status update on Tuttle, saying the former four-star gunslinger is battling a short-term illness and will be sidelined the rest of the spring.
Indiana is rounding out its spring season on Friday, April 12 with the spring game.
Hoosier Head coach Tom Allen announced that QB Jack Tuttle has a short term illness and is out for the rest of spring practice and won’t be available for the #iufb spring game.
— Hoosier Huddle (@Hoosier_Huddle) April 6, 2019
Friday was expected to be the public’s first look at Tuttle in an Indiana uniform. The former four-star prospect is one of the best players to have land in Bloomington and has a high ceiling at quarterback.
Tuttle will battle returning starter Peyton Ramsey and Michael Penix Jr. for the starting spot in the summer and into the fall.
While the illness doesn’t seem to be too serious, Allen would rather be safe than sorry with his new quarterback, especially with his recently granted eligibility. Tuttle transferred to Indiana after spending last fall at Utah.
Indiana is coming off a 5-7 season and is hoping to return to the postseason for the first time since 2016.