Inside Texas: Need to get an update on your vitals.
Jimmy Sutton: HT -- 5'11.5"
WT -- 175
40 -- 4.41
20-yard shuttle -- 3.89
Vertical -- 42"
Bench -- 280
Squat -- 375
Grabs -- 35
Yards -- 400
TDs -- 4 (1 rushing, 1 kick return, 1 punt return, 1 INT returned for a TD)
Tackles -- 20
INTs -- 4
Pass Break-ups -- 8-9
FFs -- 4
FRs -- 3
IT: Man, that 42" vertical is looking nice. Definitely something to be proud of.
JS: Thank you sir.
IT: Looks like you pulled double-duty in the return game. What did you average as a kick returner and what was you average on punt returns?
JS: Well, teams stayed away from me on kickoffs. I only got the chance to return one kick and I took that one in for an 85-yard touchdown. I averaged 17.8 yards on punt returns.
IT: What position were you playing when racking up the stats you gave IT on the defensive side of the ball?
JS: Mostly free safety, but I played some corner too. Depending on who we faced and what kind of attack they had is where my coach used me.
IT: Were you happy with your production at wideout?
JS: Honestly, we were a running team. We would pass the ball about 15 times a game and about 5-6 of those were to the running back coming out of the backfield. So, going to a good football team is important to me. Having someone as good or better than you can take a lot of pressure off of you. I was doubled and triple-teamed all season.
IT: Give me a run-down of some of the schools that have offered and/or pursued you during the recruiting process.
IT: You made one of the Texas summer football camps in June; tell me a little bit about that.
JS: It was really nice. I got a chance to speak with the head coach (Mack Brown) and wide receiving coach (Darryl Drake) and I thought they were both really nice. Coach Drake was really exciting to talk to and I could tell that he brings a lot to the table as wide receiver coach.
IT: What did you think about Mack Brown?
JS: Well, I was at the Texas camp for a whole week and I just liked his style. He's laid back and what you would call a player's coach. Just a really cool coach. That's one of the main reasons I committed to Texas so early.
IT: What was your opinion of the level of competition you faced at the Texas camp and how did it compare to what you've seen in Florida?
JS: Well, being from Florida there's just a lot of speed here. Everywhere you go in the state of Florida you see lots of talent. Just a lot of athletes here. And no matter who you play against in high school football or what camps you attend, you can count on seeing a lot of speed. To go to another area in the country and see guys kicking up dirt was nice. Texas definitely has some speed and I had a nice appreciation of that. That really stood out to me.
IT: Brandon Foster spoke highly about your skills as a wide receiver and said you guys really went at each other during one-on-one drills. Any thoughts on him or anyone else?
JS: Like I said, the Texas camp had speed. But what I didn't expect to see was great speed. That's where Brandon came in. He showed me tremendous speed and I got a chance to use his speed against him. That's what you do as a wide receiver when you're matched up against a corner with great speed... you know, you use it to your advantage and I was able to do that. Then, Brandon would adjust to what I was doing. So, it was just nice to come to a camp where someone else came ready to compete at the highest level. That's what I came to do and that's what he came to do. The competition between he and I was great and just a lot of fun. We both showed up to play and I think it made us both look really good. We definitely had the coaches' attention. And there was another guy I was very impressed with....
... Jimmy Sutton III Part-2 coming later on Inside Texas.