Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive end William Sutton (6-1, 255, 4.9) was dominating during the recent NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles. Sutton was quite the crowd pleaser as he took on all comers, beating each and every taker much to the delight of the gallery.
Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Barry Every, was very impressed by what he saw in Sutton.
"This was the road warrior of defensive lineman during the one on one's," Every said. "He has the lower body of a defensive tackle, and upper body of a skilled defensive end. He constantly tried to go over and over again, until the coaches had to stop him because too many offensive linemen were calling him out.
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"I personally think he will end up a defensive tackle in a few years, but right now he is a nasty defensive end that is strong as an ox and tenacious as a wildcat when it comes to pass rushing."
Sutton already has an offer from UNLV. UCLA and USC have made inquiries about Sutton after the camp and the two local schools have invited Sutton to their camps. Things are beginning to heat for the talented defensive lineman after his stellar camp performance.
It shouldn't be surprising that Sutton is such a good football player as he it is in his genes. His father, Mickey Sutton, played in the NFL for the then Los Angeles Rams.
As a junior, Sutton was an all-league performer after accounting for 69.5 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
Sutton's numbers in the weight room are as follows. His current bench is 315, power clean 285 and his squat is 430 pounds. About a year ago, recorded a 27-inch vertical.
"William uses his hands really well," Centennial coach Matt Logan said. "Not a lot of his kids on the high school level can do that.
"William also plays baseball so that keeps him out of the most of our offseason training, but he now sees the importance of lifting and he is keeping in (football) shape," Logan said. "He is benefiting by his work ethic.
"William is also a good leader and I expect him to step it up as a senior," Logan said. "He's a vocal leader and works really hard in practice. He is always looking to improve as a football player.