CELEBRATION, Fla. — Raymond Cutts had a big day at the Rivals Camp Series presented by adidas. He won many reps in the 1-on-1 session and he was named MVP for the defensive linemen at the end of the day.
Cutts is a 6-foot-3, 255 pound junior out of Orlando (Fla.) Jones and he is approaching double-digit offers. He has exactly eight at this time including ones from Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
IN HIS OWN WORDS: "Louisville really stands out to me," said Cutts. "I have been talking to coach [Brian] Van Gorder and we have been communicating a lot. We have been talking about every day.
"He likes me as a player, he thinks I can help the program and he really wants me up there. They offered me in January and we have really gotten close since then.
"I am talking with coach about a visit, so I want to get up there. I have watched them on T.V. and I like their defense, how fast they are and I like their uniforms too.
"I know Robert Hicks, he signed with them on Signing Day and he has told me some things about Louisville. He told me about the school, why he likes and it sounds like a great place.
"I just want to get up there and see how it is. I want to see how the coaches are and I want to learn more about their defense and what their depth chart looks like. They are my top school right now."
RIVALS REACTION: It is still pretty early in Cutts' recruitment because he has not had the time to visit many schools. He likes Louisville a lot, and he made it clear that the Cardinals were the top school on his list. Maryland, who offered a couple of days after Louisville did is No. 2 at this time. He is looking for the right environment and a place that he has a chance to play early. Those two things will play a big role in his decision.