Posted by Bryan Fischer
Less than 24 hours after picking up a commitment from big time quarterback Zeke Pike, Auburn added the verbal of another big (literally) player in Dadeville (Ala.) tight end Darrion Hutcherson Thursday afternoon.
"I have been down there and I just feel real comfortable at Auburn," Hutcherson told AuburnSports.com. "I think it's time for me to join the family."
The 6-foot-6, 245 pound Hutcherson is a pass catching threat despite his size thanks to a 4.6 40-yard dash. He had 14 catches for over 400 yards as a junior and also grabbed 57 tackles and six sacks playing on the defensive line.
The talented athlete credited Auburn tight ends coach Jay Boulware as one of the key reasons why he decided to be part of the Tiger family.
"Coach Boulware is the best coach I have ever been around in my life," said Hutcherson. "He showed me around and talked to me. I really liked the things he told me. I gave him my word and I'm not going to go against it."
Hutcherson took an unofficial visit to campus last weekend and was impressed enough to give his commitment at a ceremony at his school. He also had offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State among others. Hutcherson is also the Tigers' fifth commitment for the class of 2012 and he has already been in contact with several of the others in order to build something special on the Plains.
"Me, Zeke, Cassanova (McKinzy) and the rest of the group are going to be in it together and we are going to get that crystal ball again before we leave," Hutcherson said.
Hutcherson lives about 20 minutes away from the school.
Photo courtesy David Morrison of the Opelika-Auburn News.