Veteran cornerback reportedly looking to transfer from Auburn
Christian Tutt has had a busy few weeks, and now the Auburn cornerback has entered the transfer portal.
Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported that Tutt planned to turn pro, had signed with an agent and had started training for the NFL Draft but is apparently now exploring another college season. Tutt is a former 4-star recruit, according to 247Sports, from Thomson, Georgia.
Tutt played the last three years at Auburn, which included starting as the Tigers’ nickelback in 2019 and 2020. In the 2020 season, Tutt had 31 tackles. In his career, Tutt has 88 career tackles, six tackles for loss and three interceptions.
Tutt appeared in nine games for Auburn in 2020 before he suffered an apparent injury in the Tigers’ loss to Texas A&M on Dec. 5, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. He did not play against Mississippi State and Northwestern and ended the year with 31 tackles, one pass break-up and one quarterback hurry along with a 20-yard fumble return for touchdown against LSU.
This is the latest departure in a slew of exits since Gus Malzahn was fired. Tutt is the sixth Auburn player to enter the transfer portal since then, including quarterback Cord Sandberg, running backs Mark Antony-Richards and D.J. Williams and defensive linemen Big Kat Bryant and Daquan Newkirk.