D-Line Prospect Will Sutton

After a standout performance at the recent Nike Camp, the 6-1, 255-pound Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive tackle, Will Sutton, is starting to get more interest from Pac-10 schools like UCLA, Oregon, USC, ASU and OSU. Sutton told us what he thinks about them...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive tackle Will Sutton (6-1, 255) is often overshadowed by the Huskies' stellar linebacker corps, which had two players sign in the 2008 class and features the top middle backer in the country in 2009.

Yet Sutton hasn't been ignored by college coaches, with one school having offered him a scholarship and a host of other schools showing interest in Sutton.

"UNLV was the first school to offer me, they did it a while ago," said Sutton. "I'm getting a lot of interest from UCLA, Oregon, USC, Arizona State, Oregon State, Utah and San Diego State."

Five schools, though, are standing out for Sutton, including one at the top.

"My top five schools are UCLA, Oregon, USC, Arizona State and UNLV," said Sutton. "Oregon is my favorite school. I've always liked them and always watch them when they're on television."

Sutton attended UCLA's Spring Game and said the attention from the Bruins has picked up. "They're showing a lot more interest in me lately," said Sutton. "I may go to their camp this spring or summer."

Sutton's father was a college and professional player himself, playing for the University of Montana before playing for the Rams when they were in Los Angeles. But the two generations of Sutton football players aren't really similar.

"We joke about it because here I am, a defensive tackle and he played cornerback when he played," said Sutton.

In looking at colleges, Sutton said a few things will be important to him. "The academics of the school are really important to me and my family," said Sutton. "I also want to look at the location of the school. And then the football program, how the coaching is and the tradition."

Sutton had a strong showing at the Los Angeles Nike Camp last month and he's hoping to continue the success later this month when he attends the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine at the Home Depot Center. "It went great at the Nike Camp, it was my first time really getting a chance to go up against some great players at a camp and I held my own," said Sutton. "I'm looking forward to some more opportunities, too."

Sutton had over 70 tackles last fall and finished with 2.5 sacks during the Huskies CIF-SS Inland Division title season, which saw them advance to the CIF State D-I Championship Bowl.

Academically, Sutton has a 2.8 and will take the SAT in June.


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