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Jonesboro's Sutton commits to Tennessee

Photo by Derrick Mahone
Jonesboro senior Cameron Sutton committed to Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon after visiting the campus with his family.

Photo by Derrick Mahone Jonesboro senior Cameron Sutton committed to Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon after visiting the campus with his family.

Jonesboro senior Cameron Sutton became the latest football player in the Southern Crescent to make a college commitment.

The wide receiver/defensive back committed to Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon after visiting the Knoxville campus with his parents.

“He said his goal was to commit before the season started to get it out of the way,” said Nate Wardlaw, the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator.

This was Sutton’s second visit to Knoxville this summer. In June, he went to the campus with Wardlaw for a workout. On Tuesday, he took his family to meet with the coaches and tour the campus.

“When we got back in June, he had Tennessee at the top of his list,” Wardlaw said. “He wanted his parents to see the campus and meet the coaches.”

Apparently they were all in agreement as Sutton, who is entering his fourth season at Jonesboro as a starter, made the decision. In addition to football, Sutton has started on the varsity basketball and baseball teams since his freshmen year.

Sutton chose Tennessee over Ole Miss and Arkansas. He also was interested in Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Illinois, Purdue and Pitt. He is the second player on his team to commit as fellow receiver/defensive back Taurean Ferguson committed to Vanderbilt in early spring.