Jonesboro High School teammates Cameron Sutton and Taurean Ferguson will be playing for rivals SEC schools.
Sutton committed to Tennessee over Arkansas, Pitt and Georgia Tech, among others, on Tuesday night. The 6-foot, 180-pounder will play cornerback. Ferguson, who also is a Jonesboro corner, committed to Vanderbilt earlier this summer.
“Cam went to Tennessee’s camp in July and kind of fell in love with them right away,” Jonesboro coach DeTimothy Floyd told the AJC. “He took his parents back up there to visit the campus and talk to the coaches. Once they checked out everything, they were all right with him committing.
“I think the biggest thing in Tennessee’s favor may have been the depth chart. Cameron may have the chance to play early. The closer on the deal was his parents’ blessing during the visit.”
What about Georgia Tech and the others? His spot at Georgia Tech had likely already been filled by another recruit. “Once Cam fell in love with Tennessee, he sort of lost interest in every other school.”
Sutton plays both ways for Jonesboro’s football team, and is also one of the school’s top baseball talents. He projects to play cornerback in college.
“With Cam, Tennessee is getting a great player and a hard worker,” Floyd said. “He’s somebody who is determined to be the best at what he is doing. He’s somebody who will work harder than most everyone you come around. He’s an excellent man-to-man corner, as well as zone corner. He’s very smart.”
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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