Sutton attended Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Georgia. He played cornerback and wide receiver and had 1,396 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior. He also played baseball and basketball in high school. Sutton was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit. He committed to the University of Tennessee to play college football. Sutton started in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2013 and recorded 39 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and a touchdown. He started all 13 games in 2014, recording 37 tackles and three interceptions.