Catching up with Hutchins

LonghornDigest caught up with Desoto (Texas) De Soto High offensive lineman Marcus Hutchins to get the latest from him. Check out the update below to get the inside scoop on the Longhorn commits summer plans, camps and upcoming possible visits.

Desoto (Texas) De Soto High offensive lineman Marcus Hutchins was one of several prospects to verbally commit to the Longhorns several months ago at their junior day. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound big-man returned to Austin a couple a weeks ago and participated in the Longhorns summer camp.

"The camp went well, I got a chance to meet some of the other commits. It was real competitive out there. It was mainly for us to get to know each other and see each others faces," said Hutchins.

The Desoto offensive lineman will not be attending any more camps this summer. Instead, he plans on trying to improve himself physically before the start of his senior season.

"I'm going to be working out this summer. I want to get stronger. I want to show people that even though I'm small, I can play o-line, and that I don't have to be 300 pounds to play o-line."

Hutchins plans on making his way back to Austin in the near future so that he can see some of the "off the field" things that Texas has to offer.

"I'm going to take an official visit pretty soon so I can check out and get more familiar with the campus. I want to see the education side and get a good feel for it."

The Desoto big-man along with most of the country was following the recent "conference expansion" events very closely. He was excited and relieved when the Longhorns announced that they were going to stay put in the Big-12 conference.

"I was glad they stayed because almost all of the teams are still there. I've always wanted to play in the Big-12. A lot of great Texas players have played in the Big-12 and it's tradition. Now I can carry on the tradition and play there."

Hutchins has yet to discuss the possibility of a redshirt with the Longhorn coaching staff, but he would like to see the field early if possible.

"We haven't talked about it yet. I'd like to play as a freshman if it works out that way."

Hutchins plans to major in Sports Medicine.

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