Tennessee has received a commitment from cornerback Cameron Sutton from Jonesboro (Ga.) High School.
He gave his pledge during a visit to Knoxville with his parents on Tuesday.
“I remember my first time I came here, out of all the schools I visited this is the one place where I just came home to my parents and was like, ‘Mom and dad, this is where I see myself,’” Sutton told Volquest.com. “And this time they got a chance to see for themselves and witness for their own eyes.”
Sutton’s scholarship offers included Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
Cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley helped give Tennessee and edge in its recruitment of Sutton.
“Strong relationship,” Sutton said. “We talk on a consistent basis, more than once a week, maybe twice, three times. Now that I committed and coming here in the near future it’s going to get stronger.”
Sutton’s commitment gave Tennessee a stronger standing in the team recruiting rankings for 2013.
The Vols have the nation’s No. 17 class in the Rivals ranking – tied with Vanderbilt for eighth best in the SEC. The Vols are ranked No. 20 in the nation by 247Sports, which is ninth best among SEC teams.