Defensive end William Sutton (6-0, 250, 5.0) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial is beginning to make believers out of D-I schools that he is ready for the big time. Since his first offer from UNLV early in the spring, he has added four more and there is a good chance that he will get a few more before his senior starts.
Sutton first grabbed attention as junior for his standout season capped off by a great performance albeit in a losing cause in the state championship game.
As a junior, Sutton earned all-league, all-CIF and second-team all-county. On a very talented team, Sutton earned his team's Defensive Lineman of the Year award after accounting for 70 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
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Sutton's reputation as a gamer only increased with his standout performance at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles last April. He had massive cheers from the gallery as he was almost unstoppable during the one on ones.
To prove that was no fluke, Sutton dominated action again at UCLA's one day camp last Saturday. To give you an indication of Sutton's dedication as an athlete, he headed straight to UCLA's camp after taking the SAT.
"The coaches at UCLA liked how I came to the camp after I took the SAT," Sutton said. "They liked my commitment to UCLA."
Not one to rest on his laurels, Sutton is ready to compete in another high powered camp.
"I'm going to USC's camp this weekend and then I'm returning to UCLA's three-day camp on June 22nd," Sutton said. "That's it for now regarding camps."
What is Sutton looking for in a school?
"Academics will be my first consideration and what percentage rate the athletes graduate at," Sutton said. "Then I will look at the coaching staff, the team, then after that the living conditions and the social life in the offseason."
"I have no favorites at this time," Sutton said. "All of the colleges that are recruiting me are at the top. I will probably make my decision sometime during my senior season."
Besides UNLV, Sutton has offers from Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State and Nebraska.
In the weight room, Sutton's current bench is 295, his squat is 405 and he power cleans 255. He has recorded 32-inch vertical.
The scouting report on Sutton is he is extremely explosive and he's very quick off the ball, making him hard to block.