Jett Duffey changes his mind, decides not to transfer to Tulane
Tulane looked poised to welcome an experienced Power 5 quarterback into their program.
Former Texas Tech starter Jett Duffey tweeted Saturday that he has decided against enrolling at Tulane.
I have decided to keep my recruitment open and continue looking for my new home. I would like to wish the Tulane football program the best of luck during their upcoming season, and to thank them for believing in me.
— Jett Duffey (@jett_duffey) January 11, 2020
The move comes days after he appeared set to join the Green Wave in the spring semester. Duffey deleted a tweet that seemed to confirm media reports that he had decided to come to Tulane.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound dual threat who started 11 games for Texas Tech over the past two seasons becomes the instant front-runner to replace Justin McMillan, the former LSU transfer who is out of eligibility.
Duffey, who visited Tulane on Tuesday threw for 2,840 yards with 18 touchdowns and rushed for 212 yards and a another score after rising up the depth chart to earn stars for the Red Raiders for a second consecutive season.
Early at Texas Tech, he was accused of sexual assault in the spring of 2017 and was suspended from the university. A Lubbock County grand jury did not find evidence sufficient to prosecute the case.
As a high school senior in ’15, Duffey was named Class 5A Texas player of the year. He was also chosen as the Tom Landry Award recipient for the Fort Worth-Dallas area as well. Duffey picked Texas Tech over offers from Purdue, Houston, Nevada, TCU, Baylor, Boise State and Air Force.
Tulane’s current quarterbacks are junior Keon Howard, a transfer from Southern Miss, redshirt sophomore Christian Daniels and a pair of 2020 signees – Justin Ibieta of Country Day and Michael Pratt of Deerfield Beach (Fla.).
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