AU Commitment Seeking Mother's Approval

One of the top punters in the country and current Auburn commitment Jimmy Hutchinson brought his mother with him to see the facilities and meet the coaches on his recent visit.

Kennesaw, Ga. – Auburn punter commitment Jimmy Hutchinson took an unofficial visit to Auburn over the weekend, and the focus of the visit was getting his mother acclimated with the football program and the university.

"It was really good," Hutchinson said of the visit. "I got to show my mom around, and it was the first time that she's really seen it. It was fun. She liked it. We had meetings with (special teams coach (Jay) Boulware and (Gene) Chizik, and it was good."

Hutchinson, who is now up to 6-2 1/2 and 180 pounds, committed to Auburn a little over a month ago on Feb. 21. He is one of six commitments for the class of 2013. If everything goes to plan at punter, Steven Clark will be a senior and Hutchinson a true freshman in 2013.

"We watched practice," Hutchinson added of his visit. "It was good. It was fun. We also went over to the stadium, locker room, players' lounge, basically just showing my mom everything. It means a lot just to know that she's happy for me and she likes it at Auburn. It's reassuring."

Auburn was having spring practice number two of 15 while Hutchinson was on his visit. He spoke briefly with kicker Cody Parkey.

"I really liked it," he said of practice. "It's a step up from high school. I know Cody from camps a little bit--Coach (Chris) Sailer and Jamie Kohl's camps."

Auburn was the first college to offer Hutchinson, and he's received one more since his commitment to the Tigers.

"UCLA offered me, and that's it," he noted. "Miami is sending me stuff, Ohio State is sending me stuff and Purdue is sending me stuff."

Growing up in the heart of SEC country and attending Harrison High School in Kennesaw, the same school that produced former Auburn receiver Darvin Adams, Hutchinson said he didn't have any favorites growing up.

"I was just an SEC fan," he said. "I wasn't a fan of any school really."

Hutchinson and his family plan on returning to Auburn for the A-Day game.

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