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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
2015 DT Shy Tuttle offered by Ohio State

By Brad Bournival

At 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, it’s hard to miss Shy Tuttle (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson).

Add the fact the defensive tackle is from the Class of 2015 and his future as a Division I college player looks promising.

Ohio State assistant Everett Withers saw that potential in Tuttle and passed along an offer through North Davidson coach Mark Holcomb.

“With him being so young in the process, it’s nice for him,” Holcomb said. “It’s interesting to see how they found out about him. But with all the video out there and things like that, it’s becoming easier to see him.”

Seeing him has become easier because of the numbers he’s put up in just two seasons.

As a freshman, Tuttle had 54 tackles, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

As a sophomore, he came into his own with 95 solo tackles -- 26 for loss -- 18 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

“He’s a defensive lineman that plays inside and outside, but will probably play inside at the next level,” Holcomb said. “With that size, he’s a great player with good feet and he moves real well.”

Along with the Buckeyes, Tuttle has offers from Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest. He also has interest from Alabama, North Carolina State and Tennessee.