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Big 12 team to beat for Sutton

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One visit down and two more to go, says Dominique Sutton of the Patterson School in North Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound shooting guard continues to get closer to a college decision.
Sutton, the No. 131 ranked player in the class of 2007, is one of the few players left in the Rivals150 that is uncommitted but that may not be the case for very long. Sutton recently visited Kansas State with his AAU teammate Michael Beasley and liked what he saw from Bob Huggins's program.
"It went good. It was crazy actually. The fans were flying down the bleachers and rushing the door just to get into the place. It was crazy," Sutton said. "They kept calling out Mike's name. That was kind of hilarious. Everywhere we went on campus, people knew who we were. That was funny. Everything is changing there. They are even calling the stadium Huggieville now."
After all of the hoopla of Midnight Madness transpired, the Wildcats made an impression on Sutton when the lights dimmed and the real practice began.
"I can see myself there," Sutton said. "I was watching the team practice and seeing how they do things. I can see the way coach Huggins wants to use me. He asked me if I could play like that and it was no question about it. He told me I could go in there and play right away. Right now, I want to take two more visits to compare it to."
Enter Kansas and Illinois. Sutton said he will visit Kansas this weekend. The Jayhawks just jumped into the picture three weeks ago.
"I guess they just read about me and like what they saw on video," Sutton said. "They told me they need a player that can run the floor and fill in for some players that will probably be leaving."
Illinois has been on Sutton's list for a while now and have made a good impression on Sutton and his mother.
"They visited with my mom and she liked what she heard," Sutton said. "They said I can come in and make a big impact for them, too."
A visit to Illinois could come as early as the first weekend of November, he said.
At this stage in the game, Sutton said one school is sitting pretty.
"I'd say (Kansas State) is the team to beat right now," he said.
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