"It was a real good visit and I chose Florida because I liked it a lot," said Sutton, who will play for North Broward Prep (Fla.) this year. "I've been there about five times already and it's definitely the place I want to be."
Sutton came off as one of the best-spoken young guys I have ever talked to. In the midst of a ‘yes-sir, no-sir' conversation he told me about his goals for his senior year.
"I think we have a chance to win a state title, but we all need to play ball together," he said. "There's a lot of good competition."
Jimmie, who averaged 10 points and 15 rebounds as a junior at American Heritage, fashioned his game in true big man fashion with all the attributes needed to impact at the four and five spot.
"I think I am really good down low in the post," Sutton said.
"It was just the right time for me to get it over with," he said. "That way I can focus on my senior year."
When asked about whom he compared his game to he didn't hesitate in giving an orange and blue clad response.
"I think he is a very, very good guy," Sutton said. "He was great at the high school level and got to learn from Rick Pitino. Billy had a chance to leave to the NBA, but he's coming back to do what he needs to do at Florida -- make it great."
Jimmie Sutton is looking forward to getting on campus and making a splash as soon as he arrives. I asked him if he could say anything to the many Gator fans out there what would it be and his answer didn't disappoint.
"I am looking forward to bring the most exciting years the Gators have ever had," he said. "We are going to make it to the Final Four and win a NCAA title while I'm there. The three or four years that I am there are going to be great."