The De La Salle Spartans and Corona Centennial Huskies clashed Saturday, each vying for the right to be California State Champions. When the smoke had cleared and the dust settled, De La Salle emerged the victor, handling the Huskies 48-28 and winning their fourth straight division title.
For USC commit LB Michael Hutchings, it was a fitting way for the sun to set on not only his senior year, but also his entire high school football career.
Hutchings, who will end his season with 110 tackles and three picks, now looks forward to Jan. 5, when he will play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl. He will join 13 USC commits, including defensive players like Eddie Vanderdoes IV and Chris Hawkins, while Trojan targets A’Shawn Robinson, Tahaan Goodman, and Laremy Tunsil are expected to be there as well.
After the Army All-American bowl, the senior linebacker will take his official visit to USC on Jan. 18, the same day that many of the Trojans’ class of 2013 fall admits will also be in Southern California, with the exception of Sebastian LaRue, who will be visiting Texas A&M. Hutchings currently does not have any other visits planned, nor does he intend to take any as of now. He has been a very vocal member of this class since the beginning of his recruitment, and has been credited with luring a few of the nation’s top recruits to Troy.
National Signing Day is set for Feb. 6.