Auburn Visit "Like A Dream" For Big Tight End

This big tight end prospect talks about his unofficial visit to Auburn on Wednesday.

Dadeville, Ala.--A player that has seen his recruiting take off in the last few days 6-7, 245 tight end Darrion Hutcherson took an unofficial visit to Auburn on Wednesday and liked everything about his trip to check out the Tigers.

"I liked it," Hutcherson said. "I liked the facilities. I liked the coaches. I think it's all one big family down there. It's like a dream. For me to get to go down there and talk one-on-one with the coaches means a lot."

In town last fall for the LSU game, Hutcherson had already seen the game day atmosphere at Auburn. On Wednesday he got the chance to see the facilities and talk to coach Gene Chizik, offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, tight end coach Jay Boulware and defensive line coach Mike Pelton.

"When I stepped into coach Chizik's office I just got chill bumps," Hutcherson said. "I got all nervous. Finally I settled down. It was like I was living a dream.

"It's awesome to be able to sit down and talk one-on-one with them," he added. "It's just awesome."

Being recruited as a tight end and defensive end, Hutcherson said at the moment he's still waiting on his first offer, but he heard good things from Auburn on his visit.

"I talked to the tight end coach and he said he liked me on film," Hutcherson said. "I talked to the defensive line coach and he said he liked me on film too. I think coach Chizik likes me as a tight end. That's what I want to be."

Hutcherson along with teammate Rod Crayton made the visit to Auburn and will also take visits to Ole Miss, Memphis and Appalachian State in the coming weeks along with fellow Dadeville Tiger Rashad Blackwell. He said he also hopes to make at least a few more visits to the Plains before his senior year begins.

"They invited me back Monday and back for the A-Day Game," Hutcherson said. "They also asked me to come to camp. That made me feel great.

"When we go to other schools it's kind of the same old stuff," he added. "When you go to Auburn you get a different feel about things because of the coaches. It's a family there."


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