Sutton Talks of Camp Performance

Will Sutton, the 6-0.5, 245-pound defensive line prospect from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, is one of the hottest recruits of the spring. He talked about his cameo but dominant appearance at the UCLA One-Day Camp and recent developments in his recruitment...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive tackle Will Sutton (6-0.5, 245) is becoming one of the hottest defensive linemen in the West.

Sutton is up to five scholarship offers, with Fresno State and San Diego State joining Boise State, Nebraska and UNLV.

If his performances this spring continue at the pace they are, more could be coming.

Sutton was the top defensive lineman at the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles May 31st, and last weekend he came to the UCLA One-Day Camp and had another strong performance.

"I thought the UCLA camp went really good," said Sutton. "I felt like I was only there for a few minutes because I was taking the SAT, but the coaches were really glad I came out and they said they liked my commitment to the program."

Sutton said the coaches from UCLA haven't offered, but they gave him a strong indication one could be coming.

"Coach (DeWayne) Walker said they want me to come on the 22nd (the first day of the three-day camp) and if I do well again in pads, they could offer," said Sutton.

The Bruins are one of Sutton's favorites, along with Nebraska, Boise State, Oregon, Arizona State and USC. He's also hearing from Northwestern, Arizona, Oregon State, Cal, Utah, UTEP, Idaho and Colorado State.

"I think UTEP is the next school to offer," said Sutton. "They seem to like me pretty well."

The Nebraska offer was the offer Sutton felt legitimized him as a high-major prospect.

"They (the Nebraska coaches) came to our (high school) showcase and they really liked me and they flew back to Nebraska and sent the offer that night. Fresno State, I wasn't even expecting that offer either," said Sutton. "I feel good, because my performances this spring have helped me out."

Sutton said he'd like to get up to 275 by the fall of his freshman year, while maintaining his quickness, and he's hoping the Pac-10 offers start coming in.

"I still want to see what all of my options are before I commit," said Sutton. "I want to take some visits, but I'd like to decide probably midway through the season."

At the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine, Sutton clocked a 5.04 forty, a 4.2 shuttle and jumped 32.5 in the vertical.

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 to go with the SAT he took last weekend.


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