Virginia picked up a potential quarterback of the future on Wednesday when Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes quarterback Corwin Cutler made his selection for the Cavaliers. The 6-foot-3, 182-pounder made his choice just after school.
"I committed to day after school around 3:40," he said. "I talked to Coach London. Oh, Coach London was kind of speechless for a minute. He didn't really know what to say. He was so shocked and really happy for me to be part of the Cavalier family."
Cutler was thrilled to get the decision done with.
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"I felt like I really just wanted to get this out of the way," he said. "I love Virginia. It's a great school and I'm happy to be a Cavalier. I think I made the right decision today. I want to get this out of the way because a lot of people were calling me and I felt a lot of pressure on me. I wanted to get it off my chest and come into the season feeling great."
At the time of his decision, Virginia was Cutler's only offer however he had plenty of other interest and could have likely waited for more scholarships. Still, he went ahead with the choice. What sticks out about the Cavaliers?
"What I really love about Virginia is the coaching staff they have up there," he said. "I know they want to win an ACC Championship and I want to be part of that family to win it. I know a lot of people up there, a lot of my friends are up there, so it's like another family for me and there is nothing like having another family."
As he mentioned originally, the coaches played a big factor.
"The staff up there, they are like mentors," he said. "They are like father figures and they will hop on you if you do something wrong. They'll get you back in line and pick you back up, that is what I like about them."
In addition, other factors played into it for Cutler.
"I love their program and their football team," he said. "That offense they've got this year with multiple sets is mostly a pro-style offense, but I can do any kind of offense after working with my dad who was the offensive coordinator at Indian River for two years.
"Finally, the education UVA has is great. I've heard a lot of people that have gone to Virginia and have a great job. So, if I don't make it in football, I can still have a family and my career."
Regarding his place at the quarterback position, Cutler hopes to redshirt.
"They aren't really saying anything about my spot, but I expect they'll want me to compete for a starting spot when I get there," he said. "I want to redshirt my freshman year, get that first year of college experience and the feel for the classroom and then come out and do my thing."
Cutler plans to enroll on time next summer.