2018 in-state defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (Divine Child HS) knows all about Michigan football. After all, it runs in the family.
His dad, Chris, was a standout defensive lineman for the Wolverines. Now, the younger Hutchinson visited campus once again to participate in U-M's big man camp and performed well.
For Hutchinson, being the son of a Wolverine comes with natural pressure. However, he doesn't try to let it get to him. After all, he doesn't want to be his dad, he wants to be the best player he can be.
"I don't feel as much pressure, I'm just trying to do the best that I can do," Hutchinson said. "I'm not trying to reflect my dad, I'm just going to try to do the best that I can and try to get in front of him."
Hutchinson, who has a U-M offer along with seven others, says that Ohio State, Wisconsin and the Wolverines are sticking out to him currently. He also mentioned that Notre Dame is a school he would like to receive an offer from.
Of course, there is familiarity between himself and the Wolverines. With the family ties, it's only natural that U-M sits high on his list. Growing up, Hutchinson was a fan of the Wolverines. Despite that, he knows that there are other schools out there for him to check out.
"(Michigan) is definitely up there in my recruiting," Hutchinson said. "I love the whole feel of it, every time I visit it gets better and better. Stepping out on the field feels pretty good. I grew up watching Michigan football but I never really realized how many colleges were out there. Now that I've visited all of these colleges, its kind of surprising and has really opened up my eyes to the schools I didn't really know about."
The timeline of Hutchinson's recruit could go one of two ways. He wraps things up after his junior year or he will wait until his sometime during his senior year. With that being said, it appears a decision may come along sooner rather than later.
"I'm not sure yet," Hutchinson said. "I'm thinking the end of my junior year, I'm not really sure. Maybe senior year but I am leaning towards the end of my junior year."