Huskies add long-snapper for 2013 class

O'Dea (Seattle, Wa.) LS Luke Hutchison got some good news earlier today when he found out from the Husky coaches that they had a walk-on spot available for him. He didn't have to think about his decision for too long and should be the favorite to take over the long-snapping duties this fall...

"I had an offer from Central Washington and I was talking to Southern Miss and Eastern (Washington) and I talked to the Washington State coach the other day, but when Washington finally figured out that they had a spot open for me to walk-on, I decided I wanted to be a Husky," Hutchison told "They had been talking to me about walking on since November and then just recently they told me they have a spot for me. I was really excited and happy they had that spot and they were happy to get me in since they lost their long-snapper from last year (Ryan Masel)."

As a freshman with the Irish, Hutchison handled the quarterback duties on the freshman team, but as a sophomore he decided to give long-snapping a try and it stuck.

"During the playoffs in my sophomore season, I just started trying long-snapping and I was good at it, so I sorta just stuck with it and got better and better," Hutchison said. "I started every game as a junior and senior and I did pretty well."

Renowned long-snapping coach Chris Rubio had this to say about Hutchison after coaching him the past few years.

"Luke continues to impress me. The best part about him, besides his great D-1 snapping size, is how well he listens. Tell him and it is done. Had issues with his hand placement, showed him how to fix it, DONE. He throws non-stop spirals now and has good speed. Continuing to lean back and fine tune his form will make him better and better. Great attitude."

Hutchison said he's still working on when he will arrive, but it is likely he will wind up enrolling with the rest of the 2013 class for the LEAP program which begins on July 8th.

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