I’ve read about some of the Amat “impact” players leaving the program in recent months, so maybe the return of one its former greats, Daylon McCutcheon, will not only add a coach with big-time college and NFL experience, but also be a drawing card for soon-to-be Lancers, or those thinking of transferring to the Boys in Blue. McCutcheon graduated in 1995, and was one of my favorites along with Bienemy. After Edgewood folded, I spent the late 80s and 90s up the street watching not only these two tear it up, but many others. I read about his hiring on the blog here first, but confirmed it with coach Mark Verti this afternoon. After graduating in ’95, McCutcheon played at USC and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, where he played from 1999-2006 before injuring his right knee last September.
Verti’s reaction: “Daylon’s coming back to help out the D-Line, corners, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at every level. He’s a good Amat guy and a big help to our program. Our kids are only going to benefit from having him around.”