Sutton hoping to break out in 2010

As a sophomore, Quintez Sutton played on a run-oriented team, but now with a new coach taking over, he's hoping to use his skills to make an impact in the passing game.

As a sophomore, Quintez Sutton played on a run-oriented team, but now with a new coach taking over, he's hoping to use his skills to make an impact in the passing game.

It's often hard for a young receiver to display his talents on the field, but even more so when he doesn't get a chance to get the ball. But what's easily visible is size and athleticism and Quintez Sutton has both of those attributes. He's also able to use that size and athleticism to be weapon.

"I describe myself as a go-get-it type of receiver," Sutton said. "I like to think that when the ball is in the air, it's mine," said the 6-foot-3, 176-pound receiver.

Sutton also has good speed for his size and age with his 4.6 forty, but he wants to improve that. "I want to improve my speed and flexibility," he said. "I really don't like to stretch, but I know once I start stretching consistently it will help with my speed," he continued.

"This spring and summer I improved the most on my route-running and learning how to set my defender up and also reading coverages," he continued.

Sutton showed flashes of his abilities last year with 13 catches, 197 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 15 yards per catch. "I did alright," he said. "I was first team All-District as a sophomore. With the offense we ran, it was based on running the wing-t, so once I got the ball, I had to make the most of it," he continued.

Quintez has chosen to play basketball this summer rather than to go to camps this summer, but he did get an invite to West Virginia.

He's already hearing from a few schools, but one MAC school has shown the most interest early on. "The school I'm hearing from most is Ball State. Everyone else wants to wait and see how I do my first couple of games under our new offense," he said.

Sutton hopes that the work he's done will help him and his team achieve their goals this season. "My biggest goal for the upcoming season is to win state; as a team we expect nothing less," he said. "Individually I want to have over 1000 yards and over 10 touchdowns," he said.


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