Highland Springs WR/OLB Latrell Sutton (Video Still: Byron Jones/recruit804)
Highland Springs shows even more depth with the rise of Latrell Sutton
by Byron Jones, recruit804
The talent pool is deep at 15. South Oak. In a previous article, I introduced Christian Robinson, a talented young receiver who is set to take off in the spring. Another young and equally talented receiver, Latrell Sutton (2022 WR/LB 6-3 195), is preparing to make a name for himself as well.
Last weekend, Sutton attended the ASSIST Top 50 camp at Hermitage High School. I did not know who he was, but when I laid eyes on him and watched how he performed, I said to myself, “Yup. This is a Highland Springs kid.” “
Sutton spent the past two seasons on junior varsity, and last year, he was called up to join the varsity during the playoffs. As a junior, Sutton is ready to move up and become “the guy” at the varsity level. “It feels good, that’s why we play JV to get us prepared. It’s like a building block for us. Now we are on the big stage in varsity, and I can’t wait to show what I can do, he stated.”
This offseason, Latrell believes he’s excelled the most in developing his speed. “I think I’ve gotten faster. First year forty I ran a 4.9. That was eighth grade coming into ninth. Two-three weeks ago, I ran a 4.5.”
Before taking a varsity snap, Sutton already holds three collegiate offers. ODU and Morgan state offered him back in May, and Virginia State offered him during his freshman season. When asked who he has been in communication with lately, Sutton stated, “I’ve been in touch with Liberty, Army, ECU, and Yale. All those school’s stay in contact with me through Twitter.”
The Springers are loaded at the wideout position heading into the spring season. With the addition of Robinson, Sutton, and Quan Veney (several Division I offers), they return Michael Hodge Jr. (several Division I offers), Jabari Parker, (several Division I offers), and Dominic Keel Jr. Look for the Springers offense to air it out once football comes back to the commonwealth.
– Byron Jones