While his future in football is important, Class of 2019 linebacker Raymond Cutts focusing on his future after football as well. For years, Cutts has had his future profession in mind for a while and now, it’s turned into a big factor in his recruitment.
Cutts has offers from Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic and Massachusetts . He has visit plans coming up the next couple of weekends and with each stop, he said he’s checking out a few specifics.
“This might sound corny, but I want to go to a good veterinarian program,” Cutts said. “If football doesn’t work out, I want to be a vet. I want a place I can call home away from home. I like animals and working with them. That’s my second dream, besides making it in football. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time.”
The Hokies were the first to offer, in January. Cutts has taken notice of Virginia Tech, both because of the football program and the university’s Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
“I really don’t know too much,” he said. “But I know for the past couple of years, they’ve had a good program. With D-end and linebacker, they’ve had good players at a few positions in the league now. I want to go somewhere that when I’m done, they’ll send me off and I’ll be ok from there.”
Assistant coach Galen Scott has been Cutts’ primary recruiter. They’ve bonded well so far, with the two sharing the same hometown.
“When I first came to Jones, that was the first college that was recruiting me hard,” Cutts said. “I’ve talked to him in the spring. I thought he was a cool guy. His background is like ours, being from Orlando. It’s hard to get out of Orlando. He’s a cool guy and he came at me like a positive role model, what he’s been through and what I’ve been through.”
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