Big Cat Visitor Has Tigers High On His List

Cameron Sutton discusses his experience at Big Cat Weekend.

Jonesboro, Ga.-- Jonesboro High defensive back Cameron Sutton spent Saturday at Auburn's fourth annual Big Cat Weekend and left the Plains with the Tigers high on his list.

Sutton, a three-star ranked the No. 76 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com, took part in Big Cat festivities that included activities such as a pie-eating contest and water-balloon fight.

"It was all amazing, and I really enjoyed it a lot," said the class of 2013 prospect.

Sutton added that it was a good day to get closer to Auburn coaches and players, fellow prospects and their families who joined them on the unofficial visit.

"Auburn preaches ‘family, family, family,' and I definitely witnessed that," said Sutton. "It didn't just bring us together with the other players, it brought us closer together with our families with the activities we did.

"That's what you've got to have now; you've got to have a bond, you have to have a relationship," he added. "You always have that time where you have to be serious, but it's always a good time to just kick back and have a nice little time. This is definitely a chance to come out here. Just having fun. You can't always be uptight, uptempo."

The 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back said he spent time talking to Auburn coaches throughout the day, including defensive backs coach Willie Martinez and linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen.

"Just building strong relationships with them, and, hopefully, work towards something in the future," he said. "That's what it's all about. Once you start building relationships then that leads to other things. I think once you have a strong relationship with your coach you can talk about anything whether it's football or just life. That's what it's about."

Sutton holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech, among others, but said doesn't have any favorites right now.

"My feeling about Auburn is definitely very high," he said. "They're definitely high on my list and just keeping in contact with them and building relationships.

"They want me to come to camp in June," he added. "Just coming out and being coached by them, hopefully that leads to an offer. That's what I'm looking forward to."

Sutton said he's shortened his list of potential schools, but didn't share which schools made the cut. He added that he will most likely make his decision before the beginning of his senior season.


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