"I'm Sticking With Clemson"

Bobby Hutchinson remains firm with his commitment to the Clemson Tigers, but the big question on everyone's mind, is FSU still making a strong push for his services? CUTigers.com caught up with the 6-5, 270 pound lineman from Madison and we've got a Q&A with the future Tiger.

OL Bobby Hutchinson
6-5, 270, 5.0
Madison County High School
Greenville, Florida

Are other teams still recruiting you hard?
Hutchinson: Florida State was but I haven't heard from them in a little while. Syracuse was but they have dropped of also.

If Florida State came along with an offer would that impact your commitment?
Hutchinson: No sir, I'm sticking with Clemson.

Are you glad you have already made your commitment?
Hutchinson: I'm glad I got the decision out of the way. It was hard but I'm glad I did it. I don't have to worry about people bugging me during the year. I can concentrate on my studies.

How did you like your first visit to Clemson on July 15th?
Hutchinson: It was great. It's a great place.

How did your mom like the visit to Clemson earlier this summer?
Hutchinson: She loved it just as much as I did. Maybe a little more.

When do you start practice?
Hutchinson: The first day of practice was today. We were in shorts today. We will put the pads on Thursday or Friday.

How is your team looking for the upcoming season?
Hutchinson: We are looking real good. We lost a lot of guys, but we have a lot of younger guys stepping up.

What do you plan to work on during your senior season?
Hutchinson: I want to keep working hard in the classroom, weight room and on the field. Just because I have an offer doesn't mean that I should slack up. I want to work even harder than I did to get to this point.

Are you on schedule to qualify?
Hutchinson: My classroom grades are fine. I'm working to get my ACT score up by one point. I have a tutor working with me.

Are you planning to make it up for any of the Clemson games this season?
Hutchinson: I want to try to make it up for the Florida State game.

We will continue to keep you updated on one of the Tigers' first commitments of the recruiting season, right up through signing day 2004.

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