Hutcherson Playing The Waiting Game

Former Auburn signee and current Copiah-Lincoln Community College tight end Darrion Hutcherson talks about the 3-0 start for the Tigers and his recruiting.

When Auburn defeated Mississippi State 24-20 on a last-second touchdown throw from Nick Marshall to tight end C.J. Uzomah, one of the most interested spectators was junior college tight end Darrion Hutcherson.

An Auburn signee for the 2012 class, Hutcherson is currently a sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi after failing to qualify academically out of Dadeville High School. Playing defensive end as a freshman last season, the 6-7 and nearly 280-pounder is back at his natural position this fall and enjoying it.

Taking in all three Auburn home games this fall, Hutcherson said he had a good feeling when the Tigers got the ball back against Mississippi State and wasn't surprised to see them get the win based on what he's seen around the program so far.

"It was crazy," Hutcherson told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I knew they were going to pull it out the whole time. Gus (Malzahn) has something and it's going to work.

"It's going great," he added. "What they're saying in the locker room is ‘find a way to win.' That is what they have been doing. They are 3-0 and its just great. I think they're headed to the top this year."

What stood out to the big tight end was Auburn's use of Uzomah and Brandon Fulse. Wanting to be part of the offense, he said that is a tight end's dream and he enjoyed seeing both guys have an impact on the game.

"It was absolutely crazy," Hutcherson said. "C.J. had a few good catches. They were really feeding him and showing him love and getting him the ball. For him to be a big playmaker like that really excites me."

Getting to know the new coaching staff, Hutcherson is hoping for an offer from the Tigers and that could happen with the loss of tight end Ricky Parks before the 2013 season. With Uzomah and Fulse the only players at the position, even with two commitments for the 2014 recruiting class, Auburn may opt to add another older player at the position. Hutcherson noted that at the moment he is content to see what happens.

"It's still a waiting game for me," he said. "I think we'll know something here sooner or later. I'm just waiting it out."

Until something does happen Hutcherson said he will continue to work hard on the field to help his team achieve the goal of winning a national championship. Currently undefeated and ranked sixth in the country, Co-Lin takes on No. 11 Hinds on Thursday night.

"We're 3-0," Hutcherson said. "I haven't had a chance to run too many routes, but my blocking has been dominant. I haven't graded lower than 80 percent this year. Things are going good."

In addition to Auburn, Hutcherson is also hearing from Alabama, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Kansas State, Troy, UAB, Missouri and several other schools.


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