Cali's #1 DT Waits for More Offers

The #1-ranked defensive tackle prospect in California for 2009, Will Sutton from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, is getting more scholarship offers -- now currently up to a total of six -- but he's still waiting on a few certain schools...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive tackle Will Sutton (6-1, 250), the top defensive tackle in California, is now at a half-dozen scholarship offers with two new ones joining four previous ones.

"My six offers are from Nebraska, San Diego State, UNLV, Nevada, Colorado State and Fresno State," said Sutton. "But there are some Pac-10 schools who are still recruiting me a lot. UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona State have all been talking with me and they are just saying to keep your options open."

Sutton said he's not close to making a decision, and that he's hoping that his senior season will continue to make an impression on the Pac-10 schools recruiting him.

"My focus is on the season and winning a state championship. I've haven't even started setting up my visits and I'm planning to take all five of them anyway," said Sutton.

Sutton is planning on being in the Rose Bowl tomorrow when UCLA takes on Stanford.

"I've made plans to get out there and (UCLA running backs) Coach (Wayne) Moses told me they are going to try and get out to my game either on Friday (tonight against Riverside King), or later in the year, but they told me not to make a decision yet, that they still really like me," said Sutton. "And I'm hoping that Ricky (Marvray, his Centennial teammate and UCLA commit), is putting in a good word for me."

Arizona State also has had some success at Centennial, signing three Huskies from a year ago, and he's hoping those former teammates are doing the same. "Arizona State knew about me because they recruited here last week, so I hope those guys are telling the coaches to offer me," said Sutton.

Sutton said the Sun Devils and Bruins are amongst his top schools, though he has no favorite. He's also strongly considering the aforementioned six offers. "I don't really have a top five, but all the schools that have offered me, I'm still pretty interested in them, and with the other schools who are still pretty interested in me," said Sutton.

Sutton has bounced around the line for the Huskies this year, playing defensive tackle, defensive end (which he did against Mater Dei), and now playing nose tackle. "Our original nose got hurt so my coaches moved me there because I'm pretty active, so I'm playing there against King," said Sutton.

On the year, Sutton is averaging eight tackles a game, has two sacks and blocked a punt.

Academically, Sutton has a 2.8 to go and he'll retake the SAT this fall.


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