Recruiting News, Notes, And Links

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In this latest edition of “News, Notes, And Links,” check out more on the commitment from Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) junior quarterback Corwin “Turtle” Cutler, as well as the latest news and notes from the recruiting world.

More On Corwin “Turtle” Cutler’s Commitment To UVa

Corwin Cutler (Photo courtesy of Andy Hilton/

A number of other schools expressed interest in Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) quarterback Corwin “Turtle” Cutler, but Virginia was the only one that actually extended a scholarship offer. Instead of continuing to wait, Cutler rewarded UVa with a commitment.

“He had gotten a lot of interest from a lot of people, all the way from Connecticut to UNC to East Carolina to Virginia Tech at one point, before [Salem junior Bucky Hodges ‘] commitment. I don’t know why he didn’t receive other offers. I don’t really know why, but three or four coaches called and were a little upset [about Cutler’s commitment],” Dolphins head coach Chris Scott said. “I do know he has always had a good place for UVa in his heart. It’s an offer he wanted to get. He expressed that to Coach London. If he had 25 or 30 offers, I think he’d still find himself wanting to go to UVa.”

Cutler’s father, Carson, says his son “in particular wanted to get it out of the way. His cousin is (Indian River sophomore defensive end) Andrew Brown , and he has seen what he is going through right now. He wanted to concentrate on his senior season, to see if he can help them win a state title.”

Primary recruiter Chip West and head coach Mike London both made strong impressions on the Cutler family, making it easier for Turtle to go ahead and make the commitment.

“Chip’s the man,” Carson said. “Chip has always been supportive. He showed love. He talked to