Weekend Visitor: FB/LB Devven Sutton

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Northeastern (Elizabeth City, N.C.) fullback/linebacker Devven Sutton will make his official visit to Virginia Tech this weekend. The Hokies seem to be in good shape with the 6-1, 237-pound prospect, who was a member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team last month.

“Devven is going to Virginia Tech this weekend,” said Northeastern Head Coach Antonio Moore. “He has already been to East Carolina and Hampton.”

Moore admitted that the Hokies are in great shape for his star.

“I’d say Virginia Tech is the leader,” Moore said. “If he does go there, they are trying to grey-shirt him and he would enroll in January (2007). As a matter of fact, I just talked to a Virginia Tech coach who told me that’s exactly what they would do.”

East Carolina still remains in this race.

“I know he hasn’t eliminated East Carolina,” Moore said. “He had a good visit there. They are offering a full ride and he can come in the fall.”

Sutton, who played fullback and linebacker for Northeastern, played well at the Shrine Bowl. He was placed at linebacker there and could get a look at linebacker on the next level.

“All the coaches I talked to said he did really well,” Moore said of Sutton’s Shrine Bowl performance.

“For a big guy, he’s pretty fast. He’s a blocker and a runner for us [at fullback]. Virginia Tech likes him more as a fullback, but I think he would be a great middle linebacker in college.”

TSL’s take…

Virginia Tech is in great shape here and I’d be a bit surprised if he didn’t commit this weekend. ECU is the only other team still in the picture.