NW NIKE camp report - Chad Sutter

Chad Sutter is a 6-2, 275-pound defensive lineman from Olympia (Wash.) River Ridge and Chad made the trek from Olympia to Eugene to prove himself as not only one of the best players in the northwest, but in the entire country. As it happens with the toughest competitors, Sutter came away dissatisfied.

"I struggled," Chad told Dawgman.com when asked about the testing phase of the camp. "I didn't put up the numbers I wanted to today. I don't know what it was. Sometimes you have bad days. I guess I'll just count it as a bad day and move on."

The stakes were high for Sutter, even before camp started. "Earlier, before the camp, an Oregon scout was talking to my Mother and he said that there were three players they were really focusing on at the camp and I was one of them," he said. "I felt pretty good about that, but I didn't go out there and prove myself. I was kind of upset about it."

But then he had to admit that he's a bit biased when it comes to a self-critique. "Anybody that's out there competing, they aren't going to be happy even with their best performance and I just didn't think I had it today," he said. "I'm really critical of myself. If I don't go out there and don't dominate absolutely...I won three of four on the one-on-ones and had bad technique on one."

Chad attended the UO mini-camp on Sunday and will be driving up to Seattle for the entire Washington camp, starting June 22nd. Washington, Oregon, USC and Arizona State all called him in May, but he has no offers yet.

"I'm ready to get my shot," he said. "I'm training with Steve (Emtman) and this camp gave me a better picture of where I'm at and where I need to be."

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