June 25, 2013

Sutton being recruited by CU as an athlete

Courtland Sutton is being recruited by most colleges as a safety, but the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Brenham (Texas) High got a chance to showcase his skills as a wide receiver at Houston Baptist's camp in Pearland last weekend.

Colorado's staff was at the camp guest coaching.

"[Buffs wide receivers] coach [Troy] Walters gave me some instruction on things that helped me get better as a receiver," Sutton said. "Colorado actually offered me as an athlete. So wherever I would fit in best once I get there, that is where I would play.

"All the Colorado coaches were great people. They came up and introduced themselves to me. I appreciated all of them. They were all real nice, real cool so it was nice to meet all of them. Colorado has definitely done all they can to show me they want me to be part of their program."

New Mexico, Rice, Texas State and Tulsa have also offered Sutton, and he has drawn interest from TCU, Houston, Minnesota, Oklahoma, UTSA and Arizona State among others.

"Right now I would probably say Colorado is my favorite, definitely Colorado," Sutton said. "But nothing is official yet.

"I am probably going to start to get serious about making a decision a couple games into the season but right now I am not going to try to make a commitment. I am going to try to wait it out for a little bit."

Playing strong safety, free safety and some defensive end as a junior, Sutton recorded five interceptions, 16 pass break ups, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He was named first-team all-district.

"Whichever college I go to is going to get a hard working, fully dedicated athlete," Sutton said. "I am somebody that is going to go out there everyday and give 100 percent no matter what position they tell me to go play, no matter the scenario. I am going to try to make the team better and remind the coaches why they gave me a scholarship."

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