Manual receiver working towards big finish

Last season Manual went 6-6, falling in the second round of the playoffs. During that season most of the talk centered around running back DarMontre Warr. But fellow junior receiver Quintez Sutton was also a key player for the squad.

Last season Manual went 6-6, falling in the second round of the playoffs. During that season most of the talk centered around running back DarMontre Warr. But fellow junior receiver Quintez Sutton was also a key player for the squad.

Quintez Sutton managed a solid season as the number one receiver on a run-oriented football team. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior caught 26 passes for 418 yards and two touchdowns.

"My performance was good this year. I got injured early and had to sit two games out, but other than that I was a playmaker for my team when we had to go to the air," said Sutton.

But his receiving wasn't the whole story for Sutton.

"I think I improved the most in my blocking," he said. "With a 2000 yard rusher on my team, me and the other receivers took pride in blocking," he said.

Sutton's receiving skills are in place and now he's working on fine-tuning his game for the next level.

"I'm going to work on my speed and agility this off-season," he said. "You can never be fast enough."

As he continues to improve, the interest from colleges will continue to build. Sutton already has attended Junior Day at Western Kentucky and plans to visit some other schools for their Junior Days.

"I'm going to all the schools on my list (for Junior Day) except Missouri," he said. "I'm talking to Western Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri," he continued.

Sutton plans on working on his test scores to get academically eligible for college and he wants to continue to work on his speed, but more than any other goal, he's got one thing in mind.

"I'm trying to help lead my team to a state title," he finished.


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