Sutton Back From First Official

This past weekend, Devven Sutton took a huge step towards determining which school will get his February signature with an official visit to East Carolina.

"It was wonderful," said Sutton. "They have a nice campus. Also they have very high academics now that Coach [Skip] Holtz is there. They have brand new facilities. The coaches are real friendly and they know what they're talking about. The players are friendly as well. It's just a real good environment."

During the visit, Sutton, who was hosted by Durwin Lamb, attended ECU's football banquet, spoke plenty with members of the coaching staff, and took a tour of the campus that included inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Sutton, a 6-foot-2 230-pound linebacker from Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern, has long been considered a strong Virginia Tech lean. However, Sutton's visit to Greenville continued a movement towards opening things up between the two schools.

"ECU and Virginia Tech are my top two, right now," said Sutton. "They're neck-and-neck, so both of them are number one. I'll probably make a decision after I go to Virginia Tech."

Sutton will head to Blacksburg on January 21st and then has an official visit scheduled with division I-AA Hampton on the 28th of January.

The coaching staffs at both Virginia Tech and East Carolina are still trying to determine the best place to play Sutton – linebacker or fullback.

"ECU is still debating what position [I will play at the collegiate level]," said Sutton. "Virginia Tech is debating, as well."

In the Shrine Bowl, Sutton spent time at both fullback and linebacker for North Carolina. For Northeastern Sutton earned a spot on the All-State team at linebacker after totaling 91 tackles, two interceptions, and three sacks. He also accumulated six touchdowns on offense.


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