The Washington Huskies got some very badly needed good news today (like really badly needed) when CB Dyson McCutcheon gave a verbal commitment to play for the Dawgs and Jimmy Lake.
The 5’10 corner from Bishop Amat high school in La Puenta, California pledged to Washington only about 3 weeks after receiving his offer. His father is Daylon McCutcheon who was a standout player at USC and went on to have a solid career with the Cleveland Browns. Despite the ties to the Trojans however Dyson has long had an affinity for the Huskies spanning from his time watching John Ross who played in the same league. In an interview after receiving an offer from UW near the end of May Dyson called it his “dream offer” and it appeared Washington was firmly in the lead. That obviously came true.
McCutcheon is rated as a 3-star prospect by the 247 Sports composite and has a 0.864 rating. However, 247 Sports in their own rankings has him rated as an 89 which is a fringe 3/4 star player and the 27th ranked corner nationally. At his size it’s clear that Washington is primarily looking at McCutcheon in their slot corner role.
Current nickel corner Elijah Molden is a senior and so there is a potential opening starting next season. Most of Washington’s recent defensive backs have had larger frames so Dyson is likely the first back since Molden who the Huskies have recruited specifically to play that nickel role. With his agility McCutcheon also provides an option as a potential punt/kick returner on special teams.
Here are some of McCutcheon’s highlights from last season.