Profile - Jeff Zuttah

West Virginia will be taking a high number of linemen in this year's recruiting class, and will be looking for a couple of players to step in and see immediate playing time. One lineman who could fit that bill is Jeff Zuttah.

Zuttah has one big advantage over many other targets in this year's recruiting class - he has an extra year of experience. After graduating from Stevens High School in Edison, NJ, last year, Zuttah decided to spend a year at prep school to hone his talents before going on to college.

Zuttah (6-4, 280, 4.9) has gathered an impressive number of scholarship offers from schools across the east, inlcuding Mountaineer foes Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, Temple and Pitt. Zuttah, who also likes Penn State, is scheduled to spend this season at The Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey. Most schools are looking at him as a guard, but he may also have the quickness to play tackle, where WVU looks to need some immediate depth in 2003.

Zuttah was co-captain of his Stevens High School team, which went 12-0 during his senior season. He played on both sides of the ball for Stevens, and is also attracting some interest as a defensive lineman. He only played two seasons for Stevens, and only played on the offensive line during his senior year.

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