Cuff: Mom, Dad and I loved trip

ATHENS – Vance Cuff has been waiting patiently to take his official visit to Athens. He finally made his way up to Georgia's campus this weekend.

Cuff was one of a slew of committed players who visited Athens this weekend for the Bulldogs' annual senior gala. He came away impressed and glad with the decision he made to go to Georgia.

"It was a great weekend. I got to know the coaches on another level," Cuff said.

Cuff is one of only two secondary players the Bulldogs currently have committed to them. The other is Statesboro's John Knox.

"I learned a lot more than I already know. I already did a lot of research about Georgia, but I am so glad that I made the decision to come to Georgia now," Cuff said while driving back home Sunday.

Cuff indicated that he will enroll this summer – likely at the start of June. Until then, he said, he will concentrate on his final responsibilities at Colquitt County High. On the visit Cuff was hosted by Bryan Evans, and he said he enjoyed the senior gala and the other events of the weekend. He said Evans helped him answer some detailed questions he had about the program and playing in the secondary.

"He was telling me that they tell a fair amount of nickel, and that if I came in and showed something during fall practice that I could play a little at first. I asked him a lot of questions, too," Cuff said with a laugh.

Those questions covered a range of topics from the types of schemes the Bulldogs run to asking questions as simple as: "Who is that and what do they play?"

Cuff was one of the first two high school players at the Gala. He and fellow commit Neland Ball got their early. Cuff brought his parents along – and they were glad he did.

"We went to the Gala, and my parents went, too," Cuff said. "My father is very excited. He can't wait to take trips to see me play. My mother loves Coach Richt," Cuff said. "They wanted me to make the decision myself, but after they saw Georgia they were glad that I picked them. And that really matters."

As for the most-memorable moment on the trip, Cuff said it was Sanford Stadium.

"When we got to the stadium they had the scoreboard doing its thing with highlights and stuff like that. It felt like a game was going on. I was so pumped watching that highlight tape," he said.

Soon Cuff will have the chance to make highlights of his own.

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