Cuffee: 'Bleesing' to Have Michigan Offer

Waco (Texas) High junior cornerback Eric Cuffee talks Michigan offer, his relationship with the coaches, when he plans to visit and more.

Waco (Texas) High junior cornerback Eric Cuffee already holds notable offers from top programs Alabama, Michigan and Notre Dame among others.

And despite already having an elite offer list, the four-star talent continues to work on his craft on and off the field as he prepares for his senior season this fall.

"I'm an aggressive type of player with good footwork," Cuffee said,: adding "I'm just trying to keep myself in good shape. Keeping my body right, not getting hurt as I get ready for college."

Speaking of college, the 6-foot, 190-pounder was offered by Michigan last month.

"I think it's a blessing and an honor to have a Michigan offer," Cuffee said. "It's a great school and it's a program as well.

"The coaches that are recruiting me are Coach Partridge and Coach Jackson the [defensive back] coach. We have been building a strong relationship lately. We've been talking a lot and keeping in touch with each other."

Next up Cuffee says he will taking his is planned official visit to Michigan this fall.

"I will be taking my official visit there and I would love to see the campus," Cuffee said. "Specifically looking [at U-M] from the academic standpoint of it."

In the meantime, Cuffee says he's looking forward to his first conversation with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

"I have not talked with Coach Harbaugh yet," Cuffee said. "But I look forward to talking with him on the phone and in person. I know he's got a great reputation."

Already Cuffee has been on campus visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas. He says he will take a campus visit to Ole Miss on March 28. He even gave a list of top schools who have been recruiting him the hardest.

"I would says Alabama. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, TCU, Texas, Baylor, there are quite a few schools that are coming hard," Cuffee said.

As far as what he is looking for in program, Cuffee says the coaches staff is his No. 1 priority.

"I am looking for stability in the coaching staff," Cuffee said. "How long they have been there. How long have the coaching staff has been with each other."

If Cuffee were to consider going to a school more than a 1,000 miles away, he admits he will be looking for one quality in that program.

"Definitely a family type program," Cuffee said. "If I were to go to a school [like Michigan]. It would need to have a family type program."


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