Cuff ready for this weekend's offical visit

MOULTRIE – When Vance Cuff officially visits Georgia this weekend he will see lots of familiar faces.

"Last week I was just walking to a class of mine and I looked up and there was Mark Richt," Cuff said with a smile.

Cuff didn't expect to see his soon-to-be head coach in Moultrie – he had forgotten that Richt was coming to South Georgia to see him.

But Cuff has never been an afterthought for the Bulldogs. When Cuff was not interested in the Bulldogs, or so it seemed, earlier this summer Georgia was still eager to get him to Athens for their camp. When he arrived Ohio State was the team to be, but soon Georgia was the place he wanted to be.

"Georgia was not my leader at the time because I didn't think they were interested in me," Cuff said. "When I found out they wanted me to come to school there I committed."

At the time he committed Cuff was Georgia's only true cornerback prospect who had pledged to play for the Dawgs. Georgia's numbers in the defensive backfield are limited for the class of 2007. Cuff and safety John Knox are the only secondary members currently committed to Georgia.

Cuff's 4.3 speed, of which he claims is legitimate, he said it took a long time for him to work down to that speed.

"You see those tractor tires," he said pointing to Colquitt County's practice fields, "those are the reason I got it to a 4.3."

The Packers tie the tires to themselves and then do running drills to work their speed down to the most explosive level.

Cuff will be forced to use that speed to his advantage at the next level. He is currently the smallest Georgia commitment in terms of weight and the second smallest (Rennie Curran) in height.

"I'm real excited about playing at Georgia and in the SEC," Cuff said. Cuff said he will enroll at Georgia in June.


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