Cameron Sutton: Tennessee beats out Arkansas, Pitt and Georgia Tech for DB

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Tennessee's Derek Dooley has 16 commits for 2013, including two from Georgia (AP)Jonesboro High School teammates Cameron Sutton and Taurean Ferguson will be playing for rivals SEC schools.

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.”

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See Rock City

August 7th, 2012
9:15 pm

UGA has 67 people on scholarship how do they lose a player to another SEC team?

Cdpridg

August 7th, 2012
9:21 pm

Dawgs were not looking at this kid….good pick up for TN though…they need it

pippa's hiney

August 7th, 2012
9:48 pm

Kid didn’t want to associate with all the thugs at GA.

P_The_Ricker

August 7th, 2012
9:52 pm

See Rock City

August 7th, 2012
9:15 pm

4-5 cbs already committed to the dawgs is why. how many do you recommend they take this class? what grade did you give this player?

Beast from the East

August 7th, 2012
10:07 pm

Congrats to the young man. Best of luck with the Vols except against UF.

Larry B.

August 7th, 2012
10:10 pm

Pippa’s H, you’re a loser. Get a life scumbag.

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August 7th, 2012
10:17 pm

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dawgster

August 7th, 2012
10:28 pm

Don’t shoot the messenger, but some possible trouble may be brewing with bama and a recruit supposedly transferring to a bama high school as the result of some friendly persuasion by a said bama coach…info is coming from the young man’s high school coach…according to the article, info has been given to Alabama high school association and others…

JUNKYARDDAWG

August 7th, 2012
10:31 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!!

Seriously?

August 7th, 2012
10:59 pm

Best of luck to you Cameron except of course when you go up against the Dawgs.

DennyChimes

August 7th, 2012
11:11 pm

dawgster,

Auburn always trying to stir the pot on ‘Bama, saw that post on rivals you may as well go sit in charlie browns pumpkin patch and wait on the great pumpkin to deliver any credible evidence.

Looks like Sal Sunseri is making his presence known down here…

Reporter Dawg

August 7th, 2012
11:16 pm

Denny, you are hilarious. That’s definitely Awbarn, but between the two of you, whoever passes gas will be turned into the NCAA. Blood is boiling down there hotter than ever before. May be a riot before the next Iron Bowl.

techster

August 8th, 2012
12:29 am

How did Tech miss out on this kid? Really wanted to keep him instate with GT. Good luck to him with the Vols.

gt did not miss out on this guy

August 8th, 2012
3:38 am

as of right now gt has 13 commits with one opening left unless somebody leaves the team.

gt is not a team that has the attrition that a program like the dawgs have.

gt is still looking to fill its needs on the defensive line. their main target for that lone spot is 4 star defensive tackle jay woods.

we are not looking to sign any more d backs right now.

so we did not miss out on this guy. if anything he missed out on us.

Tokyo jacket

August 8th, 2012
7:08 am

@gt did not miss out on this guy, you beat me to the punch. Right now, we’ve got one scholly, maybe two if CPJ plans on at least one defection. We’re waiting on Jay Woods or Jay Ellison to make a decision. If that doesn’t pan out, we’ve got a DE we’re looking at pretty heavily.

Michael, any word on whether or not small classes in one year lead to strong classes the next? I would think GT has at least a little extra time to keep recruiting for the class of 13. That will be a big one.

TX Jacket

August 8th, 2012
7:28 am

I hope he gets a great education in a field that will set him up for life.
GT should only have 17 or 18 scholarships per year if the player stays for the “normal” 5 years. I haven’t seen evidence of running off kids unlike some SEC schools.

Dogs Smell

August 8th, 2012
7:38 am

Of course Uga didnt want him, thats why he went to Tennessee. Only in the minds of a Uga fan would that even be a thought. He may very well be a future star. Go Vols !

Ole Big Dawg

August 8th, 2012
8:02 am

Smell…you fellers in knoxville have had a hard time….still does not change the fact that the kid was never on Granthams board. That is the fact…..do what you need to do to feel better about your program. We as Dawg fans still hope that the kid does well in orange. That is class….dog smell

Hold on!!!!

August 8th, 2012
8:03 am

UGA did not even recruit the kid. Yall have to take into consideration the amount of D1 kids the state of GA puts out every year. UGA nor GT can sign them all. It gets old reading all these post saying “how did we let this kid go somewhere else.” Its bc we did not recruit him bc we have other players higher on the board. UGA is already full at CB and GT, I believe, is full too. Might want to learn more about your schools recruiting before you bash them for not getting a player. Im happy for this kid and i hope he enjoys his time playing college football and gets his education.

Dawggie

August 8th, 2012
8:25 am

Sal Sunseri is the DC at Tennessee isn’t he? What does he have to do with this?

@Hold on!!!

August 8th, 2012
8:38 am

Good post. Some of the posters here seem rather naive about the recruiting game- scholarship limits, how many ships at a certain position, how different schools have players rated differently.

UGA cannot offer every single D-1 prospect in the state. Just because a player does not get the coveted UGA offer does not mean he is not a good prospect though.

GT = Wide Receiver U

August 8th, 2012
9:41 am

GT has 1 scholly left……GT isn’t pushing any kids for commitments right now. More than likely, we’re going to hold onto this scholly until later in the season and only press when we need to. Good pickup for UT, but he just wasn’t a priority for GT.

JakeVol

August 8th, 2012
9:49 am

Lucky to get him. We’re on our way back..

Captain Obvious

August 8th, 2012
10:09 am

Jake, once you get the right coach, ya’ll will…..

Jacket Man

August 8th, 2012
10:50 am

Beat out GA Tech? Where did that come from? With one scholarship currently available, the Jackets have been very “judicious” in pressing offers and there are only a few players they are focused on right now…

Michael Carvell

August 8th, 2012
11:11 am

From his coach

The General Feeling

August 8th, 2012
11:42 am

Let me be the first to comment… The Berry twins were never on UGA’s board.

Ha, ha, ha.

harold

August 8th, 2012
1:34 pm

A VERY WISE CHOICE. YOU PLAY IN FRONT OF A TENTH OF A MILLION EVERY WEEKEND.

THAT’S WHY ERIC BERRY AND PEYTON MANNING CHOSE TENNESSEE.

THE VOLS ARE THE SECOND BEST WINNING PROGRAM IN THE SEC. KNOXVILLE IS A GREAT COLLEGE TOWN.

THE VOLS WILL BE BACK BIG TIME AND THIS KID WILL CONTRIBUTE BIG TIME AT UT.

Pitbull

August 8th, 2012
3:19 pm

I guess Jonesboro High School teammates Cameron Sutton and Taurean Ferguson did not hear that Tech was depending on yoga this year to win football games.

Or maybe they did.

Cdpridg

August 8th, 2012
5:35 pm

Harold..UT is a low tier SEC program. There fans are delusional. I was in K ville last yr for the game. Many actually thought they would win. The tenth of a million dwindled by 75% heading into the 4th qtr.

Cdpridg

August 8th, 2012
5:37 pm

General feeling….are you reading the same article or is it just incompetence?

and pitbull i guess

August 8th, 2012
6:29 pm

cameron didnt get groomed by mark richt with his kissing singing hugging and swimming with the the recruits. shades of psu.

or maybe he did!

Jesus Mary and Joseph

August 8th, 2012
6:32 pm

Nowhere else on earth do ya see so many white middle aged men having such an interest in black teens.

snoop dawgy dawg

August 8th, 2012
7:49 pm

big time at UT what a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ole Big Dawg

August 8th, 2012
7:56 pm

Bostick decides tomorrow between the Dawgs and Arkansas….hear the boy wants to be a Dawg!

harold

August 8th, 2012
10:44 pm

ANY ARRESTS AT UGA TODAY?

BLACKOUT ANYONE?

UT IS ON THE WAY BACK. THIS KID WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SLEEPERS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA.

TENNESSEE WAS A WISE CHOICE. UT ALWAYS HAS PUT GREAT DB’S IN THE NFL.

REMEMBER WHEN ERIC BERRY KNOCKED NEARLY KNOCKED OUT MORENO? MAN WHAT A BLOW BERRY DELIVERD.

and pitbull i guess

August 8th, 2012
11:04 pm

Nowhere else on earth do ya see so many white middle aged racists having such an interest in black teens.

uga uga uga uga

fifo

cdpridg

August 8th, 2012
11:08 pm

Harold….lol..the only thing that matters and for you to remember is that Richt owns Tennessee…..at Sanford…at Neyland and pretty much anywhere else they would play

Hard Rain Gonna fall

August 9th, 2012
7:29 am

Lol @ Jesus Mary and Joseph @ 6 32 pm….TRU sir, so TRUE!

wes

August 9th, 2012
11:13 am

Herschel Walker was so good it actually landed Vince Dooley’s son a job in coaching.

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DOG2

August 9th, 2012
4:39 pm

Hey Harold is your QB throwing any beer bottles at cars today or is he in court for being stupid on a jet ski?

Jonesborofaithful

August 14th, 2012
12:22 am

Congratulations to these two stellar athletes with their commits. And just in case anybody cares they are at the top of their class. Congrats should also go to their coaches for seeing their potential and lastly to their parents for helping them to invision and achieve their dreams.