Aidan Hutchinson 2018 Signed Profile
GBMW Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recently signed commitment Aidan Hutchinson.
It is always nice when a Michigan legacy commits. Some end up playing a small role, some are more noteworthy and successful. None, recently, have been difference makers. But it is nice to welcome a young player who has family ties, loyalty, and enthusiasm for the university. Aidan Hutchinson is the son of former Michigan star, Chris Hutchinson, who starred as a defensive lineman a few decades ago (1989-1992).
Aidan will be a senior at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan. The script is predictable: Aidan grew up a Michigan fan, has fond memories of early visits, and is happy to make an early commitment allowing more concentration on his senior year.
It is still somewhat of a venture into the fluid and semi-unknown when assigning star ratings for juniors and sophomores in high school. The best of the best tend to shine brightly by the start of a senior year. But for many players, ranking, if done accurately, is a mere estimation. There are comers and goers, growth, injuries, politicking, and plenty of error. Having said all of this, Aidan appears to be a high three star or low four star player. The past year has shown plenty of physical growth for Aidan. He is now a full 6′ 6″ and 258 pounds. His frame is nice as is the overall athletic ability.
The destination of Aidan in years to come is probably defensive end. There has already been conversation about moving to offensive tackle if he continues to grow into that size. For now, any such mention is simply talk.
Aidan is one of the higher rated players in Michigan in a year many see as not as productive as last year. At the worst, Aidan is an enthusiastic guy with loyalty already established, and a player who looks to enjoy being a football player. He has traits that should make his choice of Michigan a correct one.
Birthday: August 9, 2000.
Current Position: Defensive Line, Offensive Line, and Snapper.
Future Position: Defensive Line.
City/State: Dearborn, Michigan.
High School: Divine Child.
Head Coach: John Filiatraut.
Recruiter: Coach Don Brown and Greg Mattison.
Official Visit: 12/16/2017
Top 5 Offers: LSU, MSU, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
20-yard shuttle: 4.47
Power Throw: 39′
SPARQ Rating: 90.78
All-Star Game: U.S. Army All-American Game (1/6/2018).
Early Enrollee: No
Class: 2018 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed).
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Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMW Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.
Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.
GBMW Staff Rankings:
10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.
We have him at 7 footballs.
Side Note: Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.
Aidan Hutchinson is a Michigan legacy, the son of former defensive lineman Chris Hutchinson. Aidan plays defensive end and left tackle in high school. Aidan more than likely will start his career on the defensive side of the ball. He recorded 68 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior. Aidan scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. No GPA was listed. We doubt, however, that grades will ever be an issue, since Aidan attends a top prep school and has held a Michigan offer for some time.
Aidan has excellent length, including long arms and a large frame capable of adding needed weight. He shows above average bend and agility for a player with his height. Aidan moves his feet very well and also shows a solid burst. He gets off the ball with a solid 1st step and also shows good closing speed. Aidan shows solid rip and swim moves and mentally a high football IQ, holding: for example- holding up on hits that could draw penalty flags.
Aidan needs to mature physically and fill out his large frame. He will also will need to get much stronger. His moves need refinement to improve his overall technique, such as playing horizontally and learning to punch and engage offensive linemen. Aidan has a habit of hopping out of his stance and getting his pad level higher than is desired.
Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?
GBMW Staff believes he will likely red-shirt his first year. Only injuries will force him to play early.
Aidan Hutchinson reminds the GBMW Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Ryan Van Bergen — who played on the defensive line.
• Attended Divine Child High School (2018) coached by John Filiatraut
• Played defensive end, tight end, offensive line and was team’s long snapper
• Helped his team win back-to-back Catholic League titles (2016-17) and get to the Division 3 Michigan state semi-finals
• Led team to a 11-2 record as a senior and a 10-3 mark as a junior
• Posted 65 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, four sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a blocked kick during his senior season
• Caught 38 passes for 419 yards and scored eight touchdowns at tight end as a senior
• Recorded 68 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior
• Also played lacrosse during his high school career
Honors and Rankings
• Rivals four-star recruit, ranked the No. 4 prospect in the state of Michigan and No. 18 defensive end in the nation
• ESPN four-star recruit, ranked No. 287 player nationally and No. 4 player in Michigan
• 247Sports four-star recruit and listed as the No. 166 overall player nationally
• Ranked as the No. 3 player in Michigan and the No. 8 strongside defensive end in the country according to 247Sports
• Selected to participate in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Game
• Named to the 2017 All-Catholic League (AA) Team
• Selected to the 2017 Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team
• Named to the 2017 MLive Detroit Dream Team on defense
• Hutchinson was born on August 9, 2000
• Son of former Michigan captain and defensive tackle/outside linebacker Chris Hutchinson (1989-92), who won team MVP in final season and was coached by Greg Mattison in his final season; Chris ranks 14th on the Michigan career tackles for loss list
• Mother, Melissa, went to Michigan and sisters, Mia and Aria, are currently enrolled at U-M
In the words of Aidan’s High School Coach, John Filiatraut
• “Aidan would probably be the best player on our team at eight defensive positions and eight to nine offensive positions,” Filiatraut said. “He’s a hand-in-the-ground defensive end and plays outside the shade of the tackle.”
• “The first thing that jumped out at me – he was maybe 6-foot, 180 pounds, a skinny kid – but he really, really played hard,” Filiatraut said. “Even as a ninth grader the kid has always played hard. Maybe if you attribute that to his bloodline. He had one speed in practice and games.”
Aidan on Relationship with his Father:
• “We’d sit down and draw on a piece of paper, the O-linemen, the circles and X’s and go over the techniques. And we would go over hand placement. We’d watch all of my film and he goes through it with me and tells me what I did wrong. It definitely is a huge benefit to have him as a dad.” (Detroit Free Press).
2018 Michigan Wolverine Football Recruiting Class:
Michigan has 16 signed commits at this time.
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown (High School)||Coach|
|Sammy Faustin||DB||6-2||190||Naples, Fla. (Naples)||Bill Kramer|
|Gemon Green||DB||6-2||175||DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)||Todd Peterman|
|German Green||DB||6-2||178||DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)||Todd Peterman|
|Hassan Haskins||RB||6-1||207||Eureka, Mo. (Eureka Senior)||Jacob Sumner|
|Ryan Hayes||TE||6-7||262||Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West)||Tim Wooer|
|Aidan Hutchinson||DL||6-6||258||Dearborn, Mich. (Divine Child)||John Filiatraut|
|Jalen Mayfield||OL||6-5||275||Grand Rapids, Mich. (Catholic Central)||Todd Kostler|
|Cameron McGrone||LB||6-1||225||Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central)||William Peebles|
|Joe Milton||QB||6-5||220||Orlando, Fla. (Olympia)||Kyle Hayes|
|Mustapha Muhammad||TE||6-4||244||Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point)||Brett Sniffin|
|Luke Schoonmaker||TE||6-6||229||Hamden, Conn. (Hamden Hall)||Joe Litna|
|Myles Sims||DB||6-3||173||Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)||Kareem Reid|
|Christian Turner||RB||5-11||185||Buford, Ga. (Buford)||John Ford|
|Taylor Upshaw||DL||6-4||240||Bradenton, Fla. (Braden River)||Curt Bradley|
|Ben VanSumeren||FB||6-3||232||Essexville, Mich. (Garber)||Jake Coquillard|
|Julius Welschof||DL||6-6||253||Miesbach, Bavaria, Germany (FOS Altoetting)||Brandon Collier|
Michigan has three verbal commits with Otis Reese (LB), Kevin Doyle (QB), and Ronnie Bell (WR) who will have the opportunity to sign their letter of intent on February 7, 2018.
We welcome Aidan Hutchinson to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!
Written by GBMW Staff — CoachBT, Doc4Blu, and ErocWolverine
Go Blue — Wear Maize!
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