Suttles plans Nebraska visit this weekend

Florida defensive end Ernest Suttles, an Iowa State commitment, plans to visit Nebraska this weekend.

After receiving a Nebraska offer late last week, Tampa (FL) Gaither defensive end Ernest Suttles will be making a trip to Lincoln this weekend on an official visit.

The 6-foot-5, 230 pound prospect is currently committed to Iowa State and says the Cyclones are still his team to beat.

"I can't say much more than I'm committed to Iowa State, because I haven't visited Nebraska yet," said Suttles. "All I know about Nebraska right now is it's a good school with a whole lot of history. They are really well known across the country. It's an honor to be offered by them. They have championships under their belt."

Suttles has only been playing football for two seasons and recently jumped on the radar for many college programs across the country.

"I moved to Gaither and took a new school, new mindset type of approach," said Suttles. "I was open to trying new things. I really got a good vibe from the head coach and the support system at the school.

"I originally started on scout team, but the defensive line coach liked my aggressiveness so he put me up front. From there I fell in love with it. I love how the defensive line impacts the whole game. It starts up front. I really think that it controls and determines the whole game."

Iowa State offered shortly after Suttles' junior season, which holds a lot of weight with the 2013 prospect. The Cyclones were one of the first to show interest, which means his relationship is strong with the school.

"The people in the area are really good there," said Suttles. "I have a good relationship with the coaching staff and some of the players. I realized that everyone in these big conferences have facilities and things like that, but it's the little stuff that stands out. I really like a lot of things about Iowa State, I have a great relationship with them. The visit there was really the reason I'm committed."

Suttles currently also has offers from: Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, Memphis, and Western Michigan. The senior racked up close to 100 tackles and 12 sacks in 2012. He also blocked two field goals and forced four fumbles.

"He has a big motor," said Gaither head coach Jason Stokes to FOX Sports NEXT in December. "He's a great leader. He plays with a lot of anger. He's a lot of fun to coach."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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