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.