Decision Time for Cuffee

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Deep Creek (Chesapeake, VA) offensive line prospect Billy Cuffee made his final official visit over the weekend, when he traveled to Virginia Tech. The 6-5, 320-pound Cuffee landed an official offer from the Hokies and will now take the week to make a decision among the five schools still under consideration.

“I enjoyed it,” said Cuffee of his official visit to Virginia Tech. He said he received the offer from Coach Stinespring as soon as he arrived. “I liked what they are doing in building new academic facilities and things like that. The players and I got along great. I was host by Nick Marshman.”

This week, Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring to is expected to stop by Cuffee’s house. Maryland’s Ralph Friedgen has already been in-home, Virginia’s Al Groh has already been in-school and East Carolina’s Skip Holtz is stopping by the school this week.

Cuffee will use the next few days to make his decision among ECU, Maryland, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He has official offers from all five programs and hasn’t eliminated any school from consideration.

“I’m going to think about it and make my decision,” Cuffee said. “It will probably be done around the weekend.”

Heading into this key stretch, Cuffee was asked what he likes about the two in-state programs. Here is what he had to say…

Virginia…

“I just felt comfortable with them,” Cuffee said. “I felt comfortable with the coaches and the players.”

Virginia Tech…

“I really like the coaches,” Cuffee said. “And I like the new stuff they are doing.”

Stay tuned as we will follow up later this week to find out where the Deep Creek star will end up. Cuffee will be Deep Creek’s second player to commit to a Division 1A school in this year’s class, as WR/DB Ras-I Dowling verbally committed to Virginia last month.

One of the top uncommitted prospects in the state, Cuffee earned AP second-team all-state, first-team all-Tidewater and first-team all-Southeastern district honors for his senior year performance.

Techsideline’s take…

I still see this race as coming down to Virginia and Virginia Tech. Initially, I gave Virginia Tech the edge if they offered, but now I really think it’s too close to call between Virginia and Virginia Tech. The “comfortable”

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