The night of April 2 was a special one for Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) junior quarterback Corwin Cutler , who goes by the nickname “Turtle”. That was the night he received his first college scholarship offer, from the University of Virginia.
“Everybody was crying in my house,” Cutler said. “My dad, he played quarterback in high school. He has been throwing with me since I was little. Even in rain and snow, I’d get him to come out with me. I’ve put in a lot of work.”
The 6’3″, 190-pound signal caller visited UVa back in February, and he left with a positive impression.
“It’s hard to describe. I felt like it was my real family because I knew half of the team there,” Cutler said. “I know most of the team there, and all the coaches there are real family oriented, too.”
Virginia has “been watching me since I was a freshman,” Cutler said. “I went through some stuff at Indian River. I got to Ocean Lakes and showed what I could do. I showed everyone else what I could do. Coaches saw my highlight tape. UVa started talking to me again. They have been one of the main schools on me a lot. Them and Rutgers.”
On April 2, UVa got in touch with Dolphins head coach Chris Scott, who in turn spoke with Cutler’s father. Cutler then contacted Virginia’s Mike London, who delivered the good news.
“He told me he wanted me to be part of the family there,” Cutler said.
Cutler attended Indian River for the first two years of his high school career. He transferred to Ocean Lakes last summer and was instantly a main contender for the starting quarterback spot. After impressing during preseason practice, Cutler earned the nod as the Dolphins starting signal caller. He went on to throw for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns.
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