Fostering an extensive football tool kit, Courtland Sutton is a talent that should not be overlooked by any college team.
The 6-3, 200 pound player from Brenham, Texas has played almost every position you could expect from a man with a 4.53 40-yard dash. When asked about what position he is being recruited at in regards to his high school position, Sutton had this to say:
"In high school I played on both sides of the ball. I've played defensive end, free safety, strong safety, wide receiver, tight end… everything," Sutton says. "Coaches have been recruiting me on both sides of the ball too. I'm being looked at at more than just safety. Some coaches have said wide receiver, d-back, it all just depends on where I go and what they need me to play".
Sutton brings a lot to the table, but feels he has certain strengths that people need to see.
"I pick things up pretty fast. You show me something and I'll get it embedded in my mind. I'll go out and do the things coaches ask me to do". Sutton feels confident in his playing skills as well as his leadership skills. "I feel like I bring good leadership to a team. If I see something going wrong on the field, I'm not going to just sit back and let it happen. I like to bring things back into my team's control," he says.
The multi-talented young man is being recruited extremely heavily at the moment. Having offers from BYU, New Mexico, Rice, Texas State, Tulsa, and Colorado. Colorado was the first offer Sutton received, and they have continued to flow in.
"I've been talking to Coach Walters a lot. He's been my lead recruiter over at Colorado," Sutton said when asked about the recruiting process and involvement with CU Boulder so far. "He and I talk a lot. I feel like I can call Coach Walters if I ever have a question or need to tell him something and it would be alright".
The search is heating up for Sutton, as is his interest in the University of Colorado. "I really like CU," Sutton says. "They've been recruiting really hard. I came up to Colorado last summer on a Church retreat and I really love it up there. I also love the support I've been getting from the coaches, which I know I would also get if I chose to play at CU".
Sutton has not made it up to Boulder yet, but hopes to do so sometime this summer before he comes to the official visit day later this year.
Sutton did get the opportunity to camp at Houston Baptist University this past Friday with the Colorado coaching staff, it appears that he left very impressed.
"The camp was great," Sutton said. "I got the chance to get to know a lot more of their coaches. They really want me to come to Colorado, they made sure I knew that."
Does Sutton have a favorite?
"Not really a favorite at this point," Sutton said. "Colorado is definitely up there though, I like everything about their football program."