2023 three-star inside linebacker Ben Cutter (6-foot-1, 210-pounds) is the first of four commits that the West Virginia team has landed today.
Cutter is from East Lincoln High School in Denver, North Carolina. He was being recruited by special teams coordinator/inside linebackers coach Jeff Koonz.
— Ben Cutter (@BenCutter28) June 25, 2022
Head coach Neal Brown signaled that his team landed four recruits in a tweet sent out earlier and, as of this writing, Cutter is one of two that are known to the public.
Assuming all four commitments are in the class of 2023, then that brings the class total to 16. West Virginia landed two recruits yesterday as well, but tight-end Will Dixon reclassified to the class of 2022.
Let’s Go x4!!!!
— Neal Brown (@NealBrown_WVU) June 25, 2022
Cutter is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals, the only recruiting service of the major four to rate him. They rated him as the No. 36 player in the state of North Carolina, he was not rated nationally or among his position group.
While not being rated by On3, they were predicting he’d go to a smaller school than West Virginia. On3 gave a 15.7% chance that he’d end up at Appalachian State. The next highest were Charlotte (13.7%) and Coastal Carolina (11.8%). West Virginia was given a 9.8% chance.
13 schools offered Cutter with West Virginia and Louisville being the lone power-five schools. He was also offered by Appalachian State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Georgia State, James Madison, Liberty, Old Dominion and Tulane.
He was one of several recruits who took their official visits to West Virginia this past weekend and likely not the first from the visits to commit.