Could UCLA Offer Sutton Soon?

Will Sutton, the defensive tackle prospect from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, who lit up the various camps and combines this spring and summer, updates us on his recruitment, and talks about one school he's really hoping will offer him a scholarship...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive tackle Will Sutton (6-0.5, 250), the top defensive tackle in the Golden State in the class of 2009, is holding at five scholarship offers as his senior season approaches.

"I'm still at the five offers I had, from Fresno State, San Diego State, Boise State, Nebraska and UNLV," said Sutton. "Most schools are saying they want my film from the first three games and then I could get more offers."

Sutton visited a Pac-10 school this summer, where three of his Centennial teammates signed, and enjoyed the trip.

"I took a visit out to Arizona State and the campus was really nice and I really liked it," said Sutton. "Ryan (Bass), Shelly (Lyons) and Brandon (Magee), all went out there and they love it. I'd like to go back during the season and check out a game. They could offer me at some point."

Sutton, though, said the one school he hopes offers is UCLA.

"I really hope UCLA offers me," said Sutton. "I could see myself committing there. I talk to Coach (Todd) Howard and Coach (Wayne) Moses all the time and I also talk with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel a lot. I'm going out there this week for their practice. They tell me that I'm close to getting an offer."

Even without the offer, the Bruins are sitting in Sutton's top three.

"Nebraska, UCLA and Boise State are my top three schools," said Sutton. "I do plan to take some official visits and I'm going to try and take all five. I want to visit Nebraska and Boise State and then maybe UCLA and Arizona State for official visits."

Sutton said he's added 10 pounds to get to 250, but he hopes he's not done.

"I want to get 10 more pounds before the season starts and get up to 260. I think I can get there. And I'll put more weight on before I get to college," said Sutton.

Sutton is also dabbling in the offensive line this fall for the Huskies, where they had some attrition to graduation. "Our offensive line was going to struggle a little this year, so I'm going to play guard. But I'm still a defensive lineman," he joked. "I'll be playing some end and I want to get up to 80 or 90 tackles and average a sack a game."

The Huskies open up with Chaparral of Temecula, then comes a big game with Mater Dei in week two followed by a showdown with Central Section champions Clovis West. "Ever since the De La Salle game (a loss in the state championship), we've been trying to get back there. We want to come out firing and hope to see De La Salle again," said Sutton.

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 and he'll retake the SAT this fall.

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