Citrus QB Is Drawing Early Interest

Citrus QB Larry Cutbirth (6-5, 210) had a very solid freshman season this past fall and, heading into the spring, he promises to be one of the more highly sought-after JUCO quarterbacks this fall. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented dual-threat signal-caller and he updated us on his offseason and which four-year schools have already made some early contact with him...

"So far, I've been hearing from Northern Colorado, San Jose State and Nevada. Florida Atlantic has also been in contact with me and BYU just called me recently, so I've got some schools looking at me, but no offers yet."

As a freshman this past fall, Cutbirth completed over 60% of his passes for 2,459 yards with 27 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He also used his underrated athleticism to rush for 301 yards and a team-leading 11 touchdowns on the ground.

"I'd call myself a dual-threat quarterback just because I'm not one-dimensional. I can run if I need to, but I like to sit back in the pocket and make plays with my arm first of all and then I can run and hurt defenses that way if we need that," Cutbirth said. "Ever since I was in high school, pretty much every offense I have been in has been about reads and stuff like that, so I am used to being a runner and I'm comfortable being a runner if that's what the offense or the play calls for, but I think I am at my best getting the ball into my playmakers' hands and letting them do what they do best."

As a prep, Cutbirth enjoyed a solid career at Etiwanda (Ca.) High School, but suffered a broken leg his senior season.

"I played on it even though I broke my fibula, but I didn't hold onto the ball very long," Cutbirth said with a bit of a chuckle. "It was pretty crazy. My reads were really quick and I did what I could to help my team."

Cutbirth is taking extra classes this spring and summer in the hopes of making himself eligible to sign with a school in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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