Recruiting & Scouting

Cutlip of Sterling Heights Stevenson commits to Brown, will likely play in the secondary

Football   | Tom Markowski

Cutlip of Sterling Heights Stevenson commits to Brown, will likely play in the secondary

Sterling Heights – Jared Cutlip is about to take a big leap forward athletically and academically.

A defensive back-running back from Sterling Heights Stevenson has been accepted to attend Brown University and Cutlip is expected to have a spot on the football team.

Cutlip (6-0, 195) was named to the first team Division 1 All-State by the Detroit Free Press and is expected to play safety in Brown’s 4-2-5 defense.

Cutlip is the son of Stevenson defensive coordinator Dave Cutlip. Dave Cutlip was an all-state player at Sterling Heights and he went on to play at Western Michigan.

Cutlip did not receive any scholarship offers but he was being recruited by Wayne State. He also took unofficial visits to Harvard and Yale, as well as Brown.

Dave Cutlip said Brown was the first school to show serious interest in his son.

“The big thing for us, and for me,” Dave Cutlip said. “Was how they were going to treat him. And we felt they treated well when we were there. We met like 10-to-13 people there, administrators, coaches and professors, and all were great. He’ll major in business and take a ton of economic classes.

“He’s a little nervous. It’s a big difference going from Sterling Heights Stevenson to Brown.”

Brown is an Ivy League school located in Providence, R.I.

Cutlip has a 3.7 grade-point average and he scored a 30 on his ACT.

He started for three seasons at Stevenson and he’s the school’s all-time leader in unassisted tackles.

 Dave Cutlip said the facilities are outstanding at Brown. The school has a 10,000 square foot weight room and an indoor facility.

Stevenson was 7-3 this past season as the Titans lost to Dearborn Fordson in a Division 1 pre-district.