Our good friend of the program, Shaan Franchi, known on Twitter as @CalBearReporter, has been doing exclusive interviews with recruits for the FanSided Network. We’re lucky enough to have Franchi’s interview with 4-Star linebacker Michael Hutchings, out of Concord De La Salle. Hutchings is a huge target for the Kiffins, and ironically is being recruited even by Chris Kiffin, Monte’s other son, who is a defensive line coach at Ole Miss.
1) How was your visit to Cal for the Junior Day? Did you get to know any current Cal Football Players? Did you know any other recruits that visited?
The Junior Day went well, received a chance to talk with Coach Thompson, Coach Pendergast and Coach Tedford. I got to hangout with Avery Sebastian(freshmen safety), who I met last time I was on campus. I knew a few other recruits that were there from camps and being around at other football related events.
2) What schools are recruiting you the hardest right now? What college recruiter/coach do you have the best relationship with?
USC, Washington, Oregon, ASU and Cal are recruiting me the hardest, at the moment. I have about an equal relationship with Coach Lupoi of Washington and Coach Helton of USC.
3) Do you have any favorites now? If not, when will you start to decide about favorites?
At the moment, I do not have any favorites. I’m just setting up visits at the moment to be able to start cutting my list down in summer.
4) Are you making any visits or going to any Junior Days soon?
I am in the process of deciding what schools I am going to visit during the first two weeks of April for spring break.
5) Have there been any other schools that are starting to show interest? Do you expect another offer soon?
No other Schools showing interest at this time.
6) Who is your main recruiter at Cal, UCLA, USC, and UW?
Cal: Coach Kenwick Thompson
UCLA: Coach Angus McClure
USC: Coach Clay Helton
UW: Coach Tosh Lupoi