Bunn QB Drawing Interest

Playing in the obscurity of Bunn, North Carolina, Garrett Sutphen has flown under the division I-A recruiting radar thus far despite completing almost 60% of his passes last season.

From reviewing film of 2005 signee and Garrett Sutphen's teammate Mike Rinfrette, the Demon Deacons are well aware of the 6-foot-3, 186-pound quarterback and have a jump step on his recruitment.

"I get a lot of letters from Wake Forest," said Sutphen. "[Including] invitations to attend their spring game and visit the campus to meet the coaches."

Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Penn State, East Carolina, Michigan State, South Carolina, Virginia, and most Ivy League Schools have recently discovered Sutphen and have also begun to recruit the sleeper.

Sutphen hasn't had an opportunity to take a trip to Winston-Salem, but he does plan to attend the Deacons' summer camp. He has, however, unofficially visited N.C. State, East Carolina and Appalachian State.

With the help of Rinfrette, Wake Forest currently finds themselves on Sutphen's early favorites list along with Clemson and Appalachian State.

"They are definitely in my top three," said Sutphen. "They have a good football program and I've heard a lot about them because I have a friend [Mike Rinfrette] going there. He tells me about the program and that they have good basketball so you can enjoy that in the off-season."

With Rinfrette playing tight end and fullback and Air Force signee Joey Henn playing wide out, Sutphen passed for 1,748 yards and 25 touchdowns while leading Bunn High School to a 12-1 record.


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