Cornerback Dyson McCutcheon, the son of a prominent USC cornerback, gave the Washington Huskies his commitment for the class of 2021.
McCutcheon, a rising cornerback from Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, California, is the son of Daylon McCutcheon, a first-team All-Pac-10 selection for the Trojans, and an NFL player for the Cleveland Browns. His grandfather, Lawrence McCutcheon, reached five consecutive Pro Bowls as a running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1973 to 1977.
The younger McCutcheon received offers from several Pac-12 schools including his father’s alma mater, USC. However, Washington’s was the one he coveted most.
“If you’re a defensive back, you want to play at Washington,” he said.
The younger McCutcheon got to experience the Husky environment in person in 2016.
“I played in the Snoop League and we went up in eighth-grade to watch John Ross in a game,” McCutcheon said. “That place was crazy.”
“I received my offer between the third and fourth games of my senior season,” Harris said, recalling how UW assistant Rick Mallory delivered it in person.
“I had Coach Jimmy Lake, Coach Will Harris, and Coach (Terrence) Brown and Coach (Keith) Bhonapha on a Zoom call,” he said. ”With me was my mom and dad and my grandmother.”
McCutcheon is rated as a 3-star prospect by the 247 Sports composite and has a 0.8788 rating. However, 247 Sports in their own rankings has him rated as an 89 which is a 3/4 star player, and the 27th ranked corner nationally.
At 5’10” and 165 pounds, McCutcheon fits the mold of the talented Huskies who have excelled in the slot corner/nickel role for Jimmy Lake and company.
Here are some of McCutcheon’s highlights from 2019: