DE Raymond Cutts of Orlando landed a Clemson offer last week the same days as his teammate DB Marcus Tillman. Cutts now has the Tigers in his top three and hopes to be among those at the junior day this Saturday.
“It was great because you get an offer like that, other schools see that and come at you because of that, one top school, that kind of program,” Cutts said. “I knew it was coming because me and coach Todd Bates have been texting on an every day basis and talking on the phone and building a good relationship with one another.”
Cutts played linebacker last season and this season will be the first time he’s played defensive end on a full-time basis. He said the Tigers like him for just that reason, his ability to play multiple roles.
“How versatile I am, the way I come off the ball and the physicality that I bring. I can play D-tackle, D-end.”
The fact Clemson has had great success on defense in recent years, especially in sending players to the draft, is a major reason for his interest in the Tigers.
“Every year they send a good number of defensive lineman and defensive players period (to the NFL),” he said. “The players fit my caliber and I know I can go in and get a lot of help from the older guys that are there.”
Cutts, who had 96 tackles and 10 sacks last season, said Louisville and South Florida also are high in his list. He also has offers from Kentucky, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and FAU.