Deep Creek (Chesapeake, VA) offensive line prospect Billy Cuffee certainly had a successful return to the gridiron this season. The 6-5, 320-pound prospect, who played well for the entire season this year after missing all of the 2004 season with a hip injury, has picked up four Divison 1A scholarship offers as a result of his senior year performance.
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“Maryland, N.C. State, Marshall and East Carolina have offered. The UVa coaches said they would offer if I raised my SAT score and it’s the same thing with Virginia Tech.”
Speaking of UVa, Cuffee made an official visit there last weekend and it went very well.
“It was good,” Cuffee said. “It was fun. I really enjoyed it. I just got to interact with the coaches on a one on one basis. My host was [former Deep Creek star] Jamaal Jackson , but I interacted with all the guys. UVa is a fun place, on and off the field.”
Cuffee has set official visits to East Carolina on the weekend of January 6th and to the University of Maryland for the weekend of January 13th. He hopes to visit Virginia Tech as well.
In terms of the in-state Division 1A programs, Cuffee commented on what he likes about each of them right now.
“For one, I just like their coaching staff. It was my first visit and I liked it a lot. I don’t know how it compares to other schools, so I’ll have to take other visits to compare. But I liked it.”
“It’s lots of peoples dream to play for Virginia Tech. Being able to be a player at Virginia Tech is a dream for a lot of kids around here.”
As for a possible decision, Cuffee says he wants to take all five official visits and will likely wait until close to signing day to announce a decision. He plans to take the ACT this weekend and will re-take the SAT in January.