Player Focus Breakdowns

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Player Focus: LB Solomon Sutton - Vance Cougars

Vance Cougars LB Solomon Sutton

Vance Cougars LB Solomon Sutton

The Vance Cougars defense last season was an integral part of a very talented team making a run all the way to the 4AA State Championship, and LB Solomon Sutton is an integral part of this defense. Sutton was named the Defensive Player Of The Game for his team in that title game we just mentioned, and it was well deserved - in watching him that night he was all over the field and the reason why a great Wake Forest team was held to one touchdown.

Sutton currently holds an offer from NC Central University, and I would not be surprised to see more of them come his way. He’s a very good leader on his team, has a great personality off the field, and plays with an edge on the field that gives you a reason to watch him on every play, because you feel like he can make a play at any level of the defense.

Taking a look at his highlight film, there are a lot of things Solomon does well! Setting the edge as a walkup rush LB or playing from depth at LB he is top notch at - he does not let people get outside when assigned that responsibility. Flowing to the ball on outside runs is very good, he chases down plays from opposite his position several times in film. Blitzing from depth or pass rush from the end position he is relentless - his first highlight is a QB Sack where he goes virtually untouched.

I expect Solomon to have another great season as this will be his senior year, and I would expect some more colleges to realize what I have come to realize - they need this young man on their roster after his high school career is over. A pleasure to watch this young man play football.

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