Washington football adds another high upside defensive back from California to the room
Washington football cleaned up in the Golden State during the 2020 class, and chalk up another victory for the Huskies in California in 2021. Dyson McCutcheon is a perfect fit for the Husky defense, with some strong bloodlines.
His grandfather, Lawrence McCutcheon, was a five-time Pro Bowler at running back with the Los Angeles Rams, and his father Daylon played defensive back with the Cleveland Browns for six years.
Dyson has definitely picked up a few things from his father over the years, as he shows off incredibly refined technique and a very high football IQ on tape. He has incredible instincts and knows exactly when to break on the ball, consistently getting in the way for either an interception or a pass break up. While he might not be as athletic as other Huskies his size, like Elijah Molden or Trent McDuffie, he’s going to fit right in as a nickel corner.
McCutcheon is most likely going to redshirt during his first year on campus, as the biggest thing for him will be adding weight and strength (he’s currently listed at 165 pounds per 247 Sports). Like most defenders, the fastest way to the field for McCutcheon will probably be through special teams. Expect him to be in a lot of kick coverage packages as a redshirt freshman, but don’t be surprised if he ends up returning kickoffs and punts as well.
On tape, he shows off excellent vision and the ability to make quick cuts without slowing down. If he doesn’t earn a spot on the two-deep right away, the coaching staff could find a slot for him in the return game.
The coronavirus killed a lot of momentum that Jimmy Lake and his staff were building on the recruiting trail, but things should be picking up soon. Expect a few massive visit weekends once the NCAA allows official visits to take place, and the Huskies will be rolling out the red carpet. Visits will be more important than ever this year, and expect a large amount of commitment flips before the early signing period in December.
Congratulations to Dyson on his commitment, and we can’t wait to watch him play in purple and gold!