Sutton Impressed By Official Visit to Auburn

Tennessee commitment Cameron Sutton talks about his weekend in Auburn and why he likes the Tigers.

Jonesboro, Ga.--Cameron Sutton's third visit to Auburn was his best yet and there is a possibility the University of Tennessee commitment could be spending a lot more time on the Plains in the future.

The 6-0, 180-pound senior from Jonesboro High School attended Auburn's Big Cat Weekend last spring put on by the previous AU coaching staff. He came away from that event saying he was impressed with the visit and the family feeling he got on his visit to check out the Tigers.

Sutton also visited Auburn last spring to check out a football practice.

This weekend the four-sport athlete from Jonesboro High was back at Auburn for an official visit with Coach Gus Malzahn's new AU staff and he said he was impressed by the experience calling it a "great visit."

"It was definitely better than the previous times I came," he said. "I enjoyed myself a lot and I know my family did as well. We got a chance to interact with the new coaching staff as well as the other recruits as with the players as well. Overall, it was just a great time." He took the trip with his parents and brother.

Commenting on his commitment status, he said, "I have definitely opened myself back up." He noted that he still considers himself committed to Tennessee, but said after he takes his official visit to Knoxville he will make a final decision on where he will sign. "Right now it is just Tennessee and Auburn," he said.

The cornerback had another cornerback, current Auburn freshman Josh Holsey from Creekside High, as his player host.

"I really enjoyed spending time with Josh," said Sutton, who noted that the two knew each other from competing in sports in high school. "Before I even took the visit we had a good connection with each other. He showed me around the campus and let me see how college life is as a student and as an athlete. He did a good job with that."

Cameron Sutton

In addition to being a standout in football, Sutton is a starter on the Jonesboro High basketball team who is averaging 14 points per game. He is the starting centerfielder in baseball and later this year he plans to run the sprints for the track and field team.

"We bonded well," he said, asking if he fit in with Auburn's players and the new coaching staff.

Commenting on the coaching staff, he said that he has built a good relationship with Rodney Garner and Charlie Harbison, who he knew when they were at their previous jobs before being hired by Gus Malzahn. "They have all got the same mindset of just winning the national championship, and that is what I like. They are God-fearing guys. They are not going to force you do to do anything you don't want to do. They always have your back and I know I can go to them about anything."

A prospect who played both ways this past season, he is projected to play cornerback at the college level. He committed to the former Tennessee coaching staff in August, selecting the Vols over offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and others.

As a senior he scored 19 touchdowns as a receiver and returner, finishing the season with 1,396 all-purpose yards.

Cameron Sutton said he runs a 4.45 40-yard dash.

Sutton said he is looking for a "family atmosphere" and a place where he fits in with the coaches. He also wants a program with tradition of success in football and academics. An honor student who wants to major in pharmacy, he said he believes that Auburn offers those qualities.

Asked if Auburn is a possibility to be his college destination, he said, "Yes sir, they have a very high chance."


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