Bill Snyder may have found another diamond in the rough with wide receiver Corey Sutton’s commitment to play at Kansas State in 2016.
A 3-star prospect, ranked 38th in the state of North Carolina by Rivals, Corey Sutton comes to Manhattan with a bit of a football pedigree. Corey’s father, Clarence Sutton, spent time with the Chicago Bears following a successful collegiate career with Appalachian State. Naturally the Mountaineers were one of the first schools to offer Corey Sutton a scholarship; however, playing at Kansas State is an opportunity the Mallard Creek High School senior could not pass up.
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At 6’2, 200 lbs, Sutton brings good size and even better speed to a Kansas State offense that has been in the market for a vertical threat. Sutton is listed by Scout as having 4.56 speed but he claims to have ran a 4.45 during Kansas State’s camp earlier in the year. It’s also worth noting Sutton’s 112.59 score was the highest Sparx total of 2015 Nike combine in Atlanta.
Kansas State fans can get a preview of Corey Sutton’s ability by checking out his junior season highlights at Hudl.
This is a pretty big recruiting win for Bill Snyder and the Wildcats as Virginia Tech was long thought of as the favorite to land Corey Sutton. Hokie fans were posting all over Sutton’s Twitter account back in April, about the time he showed up to watch Virginia Tech’s Spring Game. Sutton has well-documented the recruiting trail on Twitter to include posting photos of his visits to Kansas State, Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State.