Cuff Says Buckeyes Are His Leader

Georgia is one of the top states in the country for high school football and Ohio State has done a quality job of recruiting the Peach State recently. The latest prospect the Buckeyes are after is ultra-fast cornerback Vance Cuff from Moultrie.

Cornerback Vance Cuff from Moultrie (Ga.) has a solid group of scholarship offers and says Ohio State is currently his leader.

"I like Ohio State because it's ‘Cornerback U.' and because of the coaches," Cuff said.

In addition to OSU, Cuff (5-11, 170, 4.35) has offers from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Illinois.

"I'm also looking at Auburn and Tennessee, but they haven't offered," he said. "They wanted me to come to their camps, but I wasn't able to."

Cuff did not camp at Ohio State this summer either. In fact, he's never been to Columbus.

"Ohio State just started recruiting me earlier this year and (recruiting coordinator John) Peterson came all the way down to my hometown – about 12 hours away – and told me to expect a letter in the mail," Cuff said. "When I got the letter, the offer, I framed it and put it on my wall."

There are two framed offer letters on Cuff's bedroom wall. One from the Buckeyes, and one from Georgia.

It won't be easy for Cuff to leave his home state to play college football.

"No it won't," he said. "I still say Ohio is first, but Georgia is closing in."

Both programs are excellent at putting players into the NFL, which is Cuff's long-term goal.

"That's why I call Ohio ‘Cornerback U.' is because every year they have guys going to the NFL," Cuff said. "Coach Peterson kept emphasizing it and told me to get on and I started looking at it and it is really true. There's a long list of great corners from Ohio."

As a junior in 2005 for Colquitt County High School, Cuff had five interceptions and scored two touchdowns as a kickoff returner.

When asked what makes him a highly-recruited corner, Cuff said: "I feel I have too much pride to let my man catch a pass. I use my speed and I have good field vision. I feel when that pass is in the air, it's mine."

Cuff knows incoming OSU quarterback Antonio Henton who led Peach County to a Georgia state championship last season.

"Yeah, I went to a camp with him a couple years ago," Cuff said. "It was a passing camp for quarterbacks, receivers and DBs. He's a great quarterback."

It is unclear when Cuff will make a decision. One day he feels like he's almost ready, then he has second thoughts.

"I've been thinking about it a lot the last couple weeks," he said. "I keep thinking that maybe I'll do it soon, and then I have to sit on it. I'm just not sure right now; it's a big decision."

Cuff has above a 3.0 overall GPA and took the ACT for the first time in June.

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