Sutton names top five

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Despite having 14 commitments on the board for 2013 and snagging half of those pledges in June, Tennessee only has one defensive back in the coup in four-star safety prospect Kameron Miles.

However, new Tennessee defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley has three-star corner Cameron Sutton thinking Orange.

"Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech and South Carolina are my top five right now," Sutton told InsideTennessee.

Sutton, who is ranked as the No. 80 cornerback in the 2013 class according to FOX Sports Next, has already become close with Ansley, which will be crucial in his recruitment.

Tennessee defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley has built a bond with Sutton.
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"We have definitely built a solid relationship," he said. "I think that is the most important thing in this whole process is building a good relationship with coaches. We talk on a consistent basis, and he is a great guy. I can definitely relate to him and could see myself playing for him in the future."

The 6-foot, 175-pounder has already been on campus for Tennessee's camp in June, but he hasn't seen enough of Rocky Top yet. He will be back once again July 13 for camp with the Vols.

"I definitely want to commit before the start of school," Sutton said. "I want to get it done by the end of summer. I am going to try and get some more trips in. I know I'm going back to Tennessee this month and I am working on some others."

Sutton, who claims a 3.6 grade point average, says he could see himself in Knoxville after making his life in the Peach State (Jonesboro, Ga.) for his entire life.

"It is definitely a place that I can make my second home outside of Georgia," Sutton said. "The facilities are great and they are continuing to add on at Tennessee. The people are very involved in the school and the athletic department there."

The Jonesboro (Ga.) High School prospect has been thrust into a leadership role, which has forced him to alter his on-field personality.

"I can still improve on becoming a more vocal leader," he said. "I am a leader, but I have always led by example and making plays. I am trying to work on being more vocal because a lot of players on my team are looking up to me."

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Chris Price is a staff writer for He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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