Several schools are looking at Sutton

Citrus CB Anthony Sutton (5-10, 185) is an athletically gifted cover-man who has a lot of confidence in his abilities. He had an outstanding 2007 season and he's starting to get some looks from schools across the country. caught up with Sutton recently and he talked about his sophomore campaign as well as where recruiting stands at this point.

"I think I had a good year individually and we had a pretty good year as a team too," Sutton said. "We played some really good teams this year and we finished out pretty strong, but we lost our Bowl game to Fullerton by 10 (34-24) so we're done now."

Sutton was a physical presence for Citrus on the outside this past season totalling 62 tackles, 10 passes defensed and two interceptions.

"I like to play against the run a lot," Sutton said. "Teams didn't throw to my side much so I had to make plays against the run and my coaches said that's really what surprised them the most was how physical I was for my size."

Sutton also has impressive strength numbers to go with his 4.44 speed. He benches 185 pounds 28 times and has a 340 pounds max and also has a solid 34-inch vertical as well.

"Teams like my speed and quickness and the fact that I won't get out-muscled or out-jumped for a ball," Sutton said. "I shut guys down in man, but we play a ton of zone and cover-two, cover-three and cover-four so I can play pretty much any system and any style of defense a team needs me to play."

Sutton spent his firt three years of high school at Los Osos High School and then, for his senior season, he transferred to Rancho Cucamonga and played with Devin Ross who signed with Arizona.

"We had a talented team that year and Devin was a big-time player so I had a lot of chances to make plays because no one wanted to throw to his side," Sutton said with a chuckle. "I got looks from Oregon, Arizona and Northern Arizona, but my grades from my freshman and sophomore years weren't good and I wasn't going to qualify.

"I was looking at a JC to go to and everyone that I talked to said to go to Citrus because they have a good coaching staff and they always put guys into four-year schools."

Now with his grades in order, Sutton is starting to hear from schools across the country.

"Ole Miss, Nevada, Utah and Akron have all been calling and talking to me," Sutton said. "They said they like my skills and my quickness.

"I was supposed to go visit Ole Miss with Devin Johnson, my teammate, but things didn't work out for me to go down there, so I'm going to set one up with them for January and I'll probably go look at Utah too in January as well."

Sutton expects to finish up his classwork in winter session and hopes to be available for spring practices wherever he ends up. When he arrives on campus he'll have three years to play two.

We'll continue to follow Sutton's progress over the next couple months and update things as they change.

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