Cuffee Adds Offer

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Deep Creek (Chesapeake, VA) 6-5, 320-pound offensive lineman Billy Cuffee added an official scholarship offer and now boasts official offers from four of his final five schools. Which program is the latest to join the official offer list?

“Virginia went ahead and offered me,” said Cuffee, who originally had a verbal offer from the ‘Hoos. “Coach [Al] Groh and Coach [Bob] Price did it a few weeks ago. I was excited. I’m always excited whenever I get a new offer.”

Cuffee made an official visit to Virginia on the weekend of December 2nd. He has since visited Maryland (12/16), East Carolina (01/06) and, this past weekend, N.C. State.

“It was good…it was interesting,” Cuffee said of his experience at N.C. State. “A lot of the stuff we did and a lot of the stuff the coaches talked to us about was interesting. [Coach Chuck Amato] told us there is about a half-million dollars remaining in construction for the football facilities. The weight room is enormous and they are working on the stadium right now.

“The visit was good and it went well.”

Did the official visit improve N.C. State’s standing?

“Of course they are going to be stronger because I’ve been there now, but nothing drastic,” Cuffee said.

Up next is an official visit to Virginia Tech, which is the only program among the final five not to have offered officially. Of the upcoming visit, Cuffee says “I just want to relax and see how comfortable I feel there.”

As for a final decision, Cuffee now says he is likely to commit before signing day.

“I’ll probably have something the week after I get back from Virginia Tech,” said Cuffee. “My family will know, then I’ll tell my head coach and then I’ll tell the coaches.

“All five schools are still in it.”

After missing virtually his entire junior season due to a hip injury, Cuffee returned this year and earned AP second-team all-state honors for his performance.

Techsideline’s take…

With an offer from UVa in hand, I would be surprised if Cuffee left the state. An offer from VT would make this race very interesting, as I think it would be a tough decision between the two in-state schools.