Hutcherson Solid To Auburn, Talks Coaches

Darrion Hutcherson talks about the future offense at Auburn, his visit, his commitment and more.

Dadeville, Ala.—While most official visitors use the weekend to get an inside look at a school, for Auburn commitment Darrion Hutcherson his trip to the Plains was another chance for him to get closer to his future coaches and teammates.

On this trip he did have some questions however starting with the offensive coordinator position.

With Gus Malzahn moving on to Arkansas State to become a head coach, Hutcherson said like any player he wonders what the Tigers will be doing on offense down the road. He said that after talking to Coach Gene Chizik he has no doubts everything is going to be just fine for Auburn on that side of the ball down the road.

"I'm hearing they're bringing in a two tight end se,t but I don't know how true it is," Hutcherson said. "Coach Chizik said there's some great offensive coordinators that want to be here and he's just got to narrow it down to the best. I trust that he will bring in the best so we have nothing to worry about."

Solidly committed to Auburn and not planning to take any other visits despite Alabama trying to get him to come in for a visit, Hutcherson said because he had been to Auburn so many times in the past 12 months the trip was a chance to talk to the players and coaches more. True freshmen Jaylon Denson and Kiehl Frazier served as his player hosts. Hutcherson said they had a good time just relaxing all weekend.

"We just hung out," the tight end said. "It was just about all of the players there. We just kind of hung out at the hotel and went out around Toomer's. We had a good time.

"Me and Coach (Jay) Boulware are real close," he added. "It was just a normal visit. We didn't do anything we haven't done before. I just love that place. It's basically the same stuff I've been through.

"They (coaches) told me to stay healthy through the bowl game so I wouldn't get hurt. Then I can jump in the rotation as a tight end. They don't know if Lutz will leave or not so that's basically what they told me."

Planning to play in the Offense-Defense Game in Dallas along with fellow commitment Cassanova McKinzy on the West team, Hutcherson said he plans to continue to talk Auburn to players and try to keep adding to the 2012 class. He got a chance to do plenty of that over the weekend with offensive lineman Menelik Watson, Jordan Diamond, Kyle Dodson and Alex Kozan in for visits and he said it was a fun experience.

"They loved it," he said. "I like it too. It's real fun for me. You just go different places and meet new people and tell them how great Auburn is."

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