Tech in the Lead

After loading up on the post-season accolades as a junior, Devven Sutton – a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker from Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern – is quickly loading up on recruiting interest.

"He's got a lot of schools writing him everyday and talking to him," said Devven Sutton's grandfather, Chester Sutton. "Virginia Tech, UNC, Penn State, and Duke University are some of them."

Of the interested schools, Sutton has developed a strong relationship with the Virginia Tech coaching staff, who seemed to be on the verge of extending him his first scholarship offer.

"He talks to them all the time personally," said the elder Sutton. "He goes up there all the time and gets invited up there all the time – he was up there last month for their junior day. They seem very interested."

In addition to the Hokies' junior day, Sutton has also attended a junior day at North Carolina.

According to his grandfather, Sutton, who is looking to make a decision "as soon as possible" currently favors North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Duke. But the Hokies have begun to separate themselves from the pack.

"He really loves Virginia Tech," said Chester Sutton. "He likes the way they treat him up there, but I don't know what that's going to turn out to be. He also likes the facilities, the coaches, and the fans up there."

Sutton has camped at North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Duke in the past two-to-three years and figures to do the same this summer.

Last season Sutton won everything from all-area to all-conference after posting 100 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. In also converted three of his created turnovers into touchdowns.


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