Prior to tearing his acl in the state playoffs last year, Cutler led Ocean Lakes High School to an undefeated regular season. The senior threw for nearly 2,300 yards and 31 touchdowns despite only playing half of the game on several occasions. Cutler's record-breaking season came to an end on November 3rd thanks to a devastating injury to his knee. Nine months later, Cutler gave an update on his recovery.
"I've been training every day and I just got back into therapy," Cutler said. They dropped my insurance so I'm back in there working hard again."
The Virginia Beach product puts in long hours to rehab his knee by going through a variety of different exercises.
"I do a lot of squats and 30 second holds," Cutler said of his training. "They have one machine where I have to hold me knee in a certain way and I have to come up in a certain way. I also jump off a lot of boxes."
With a renewed sense of energy, when is Cutler projected to be back at full strength?
"The way I've been training I think I'll be back in two months. That's the way it's looking." Cutler noted.
Like several of his fellow 757 area commits, Cutler is working hard to grow Virginia's recruiting class for this year, and beyond.
In late June, Cutler's cousin, five-star defensive tackle, Andrew Brown made his verbal to the Cavaliers. Cutler is ecstatic about playing on the same team as Brown, and tremendous potential in the Virginia football program upon his arrival to Charlottesville.
"It's crazy, everyone is calling it ‘The Comeup' Cutler said. "I've already put, ‘National Championship' on instagram. I am leading this team when I get here. We're all a family and that's all that matters."
Cutler is enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy for the fall and is already signed up for two classes.