Williams, Hutcherson Not Joining AU Squad

The Auburn football team received news on Thursday about a pair of their signees.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn signees Darrion Hutcherson and Jaquay Williams will not be a part of the 2012 football team.

Hutcherson is planning on enrolling at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi. Williams is expected to enroll in a prep school.

Hutcherson is a three-star tight end from Dadeville, Ala., High School, who chose the Tigers over Alabama and others. Williams is a four-star receiver from Sandy Creek High in Tyrone, Ga., who chose the Tigers over Georgia and other colleges.

As a senior, Hutcherson caught 30 passes for 572 yards and six touchdowns. Williams caught 47 passes for 968 yards and 10 touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a TD as a senior.

Darrion Hutcherson

Academic attrition with signee classes has not been a major problem for the Tigers in recent seasons under Coach Gene Chizik, but this year it hit the signee class with three players not eligible to enroll at Auburn this fall.

Running back Jovon Robinson from Wooddale High in Memphis was also ruled a non-qualifier after a check into his high school transcript found irregularities and prompted Auburn to take him off the team after enrolling at AU in June.

Another member of the signee class, Zeke Pike, enrolled in January to play quarterback after graduating early from high school, but is not longer with the team. After being sent home by Chizik this summer, Pike enrolled at Louisville.

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