Waco (Texas) 2016 three-star cornerback Eric Cuffee has caught the eye of college coaches across the country. Baylor, Nebraska, Texas, Miami, Florida State, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma have each expressed an interest in his talents.
The 6-foot, 188-pound defensive back camped at Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, and Alabama during the summer, and at this point he is enjoying the recruiting process.
"It's going real well right now," Cuffee said. "It could get a little better by the time the season starts, but everything is going well."
He is keeping his options open right now, but he does admit one school has caught his attention.
"Well, Baylor kind of stands out but other than that not really," Cuffee said.
The standout defender has already gotten to know the Baylor staff well. He has already formed strong relationships with Carlton Buckels, Brian Norwood, and Phil Bennett at Baylor. In addition to Baylor he has also gotten to know Texas defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn and the coaches at Texas Tech.
During the season Cuffee plans to take a few unofficial visits. He does not have any dates circled on his schedule yet, but Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma are all schools he mentioned as visit possibilities.
Cuffee is currently focused on his own season. The Waco Lions have started practice and are preparing for the season opener against Harker Heights on August 30.
"I think we'll be pretty good. Everybody else should be good as well though," Cuffee said. "My expectations are to ball out and focus on getting interceptions and that kind of stuff.
"Defensively we have to get a little faster. Offensively we're there so we'll be pretty good. There's just some things we have to add to our defense to make us much better. So we'll be good by the time the playoffs roll around."
As a sophomore in 2013 Cuffee recorded 34 tackles (23 assists, 11 solos), 3 pass break-ups, an a fumble recovery on his way to honorable mention all-district honors. Cuffee is currently ranked No. 25 among the nation's 2016 cornerbacks and No. 37 in the Rivals.com Texas Initial Top 75 for 2016.