Committed Or Uncommitted?

Over the past few months, Dominique Sutton has maintained that he wants to be a Demon Deacon. DeaconSports.com caught up with Sutton this past weekend at the Charlie Weber Spring Fling AAU event in Washington, D.C. this past weekend to see if that was still the case.

According to Dominique Sutton, he still plans to be a Demon Deacon – it's just a matter of time. "Right now, it's like an under the table thing with Wake Forest," Sutton said. "I'm doing my ACT scores right now but when I get that right it's basically where I'm signing to. It's a verbal type of thing, an under the table verbal type thing right now. I'm committed but I'm not at the same time. I've got an offer and a spot at Wake but it's based on having my ACT right."

For Sutton, part of his infatuation with the Demon Deacon program is the loyalty that the coaching staff has shown the 6'4 ½, 190-pound forward. "My sophomore year, they came and looked at me and liked me but knew how my grades were," he said. "They stuck with me and gave me a chance. They stuck with me even when they knew my situation was. I went down, took a visit, and got in good with Coach Fuller and the whole coaching staff. I still talk to someone at Wake every week. And two of my boys go there, David Weaver and Kevin Swinton. I contact them all the time."

While Sutton is set on Wake Forest, other schools are showing heavy interest and continue to stick to recruiting Sutton hard. "I've got Texas, Connecticut, and Virginia Tech," Sutton noted. "Those are the ones who are coming in and talk to me all the time. Then I've got some more that send letters all the time. I might take visits just to see a place or two. I was going to take a visit to Texas but they said I wouldn't want to come back. They said it was nice and I wouldn't want to return – but I'm really set on Wake anyway."

The interest that he continues to receive from top colleges around the nation comes in large part to his improved play. Sutton's game has improved immensely over the past year as he has become a more complete player. "I've gotten more aggressive around the basket," Sutton quipped regarding his game. "I've worked on that. I went to prep school and saw the competition and started banging a little bit."

Sutton has also improved his handle over the past yea rand has become a more complete player, though he still works to keep improving his jumper. "It's still a little flat and I'm trying to improve that and get it up a little bit," he noted. "That and my defense, I'm trying to work on my footwork a little bit and be a better overall player."

In addition, Sutton is trying to nail down his ACT as well this summer. Sutton, who will run with the D.C. Assault AAU team this summer, will next take his ACT on May 6th.


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