US Army Game Review: Aidan Hutchison

Submitted by pkatz on January 6th, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Good news on one of our 2018 recruits... at this point I’ll take anything positive on Michigan football: A+ Grade: Aidan Hutchison, DE (Michigan): Though Caden Sterns was officially named the MVP of the game, it was Hutchison who made the biggest overall impact. The future Wolverine had two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and at least three other plays on which he ripped through the offensive line like it wasn't even there.  EDIT: apologies on the formatting from the mobile app



January 7th, 2018 at 12:31 PM ^

I think the all star games should allow for a better idea of what kind of recruiting cycle we've had so far. Obviously it's not as good as the last couple years, but increased exposure for a bunch of the lower rated recruits should give some better insight towards if we're finding diamonds in the rough, or settling for secondary options. 

Mr. Yost

January 6th, 2018 at 10:08 PM ^

You're not supposed to be an elite pass rusher at that position. Gary is just a freak of nature.

You're more likely going to be Chris Wormley or Ryan Van Bergen-esqe. Kemp did a solid job, coaches are high on him.

The pass rush DE is the Charlton, Winovich (Paye/Vilian) spot.

Matte Kudasai

January 7th, 2018 at 4:21 AM ^

Carlo Kemp was one of the least effective players on the field last year.  Truly a disappointment, IMO.

That being said, Hutch will obviously need to add weight and strength before he makes an impact.

Also, I thought I read that Jeter was up to 295 and is more than likely going to be an inside guy.

Mr. Yost

January 6th, 2018 at 9:59 PM ^

Hopefully he redshirts, gets bigger then competes with DIB for Kemp's backup in 19 and competes for the starting spot in 20.

That RS year could be huge...see Chase Winovich. I'm pretty sure we'll all trade no Chase his true freshman year for next year. Same with Mo Hurst.


January 6th, 2018 at 11:07 PM ^

6-6 260 would still be leaning toward the leaner aide of an anchor. As mentioned above, his position isn't pass rush dependent. It's better to look at it as an anchor position and not SDE, because they are slightly different in that regard. His job will be to cut off his 3rd of the field completely, setting the edge every down and turning everything back inside. Contain the play to the other 9 guys on your team first (strong side corner wouldn't be included, hence 9 not 10), get to the QB second. Gary is phenomenal at this which is why you see all the TFLs and sacks coming to people who aren't him. He isn't lighting up the stat sheet, but he is a black hole to anything coming his way. Occasionally this season we saw him get a little too far up field and you can see how that affects the defense's success.


January 6th, 2018 at 10:06 PM ^

I also don't think he sees the field as a freshman.  We've got a plethora of young DEs that will be seeing the field this year.  Best to let him put on weight and spead the talent throughtout for future depth.


January 6th, 2018 at 10:13 PM ^

I think he will RS. Got Chase, Gary, Paye, Vilian, Kemp, etc hopefully Michigan can rotate guys in 18. Have the guys I mention plus Solomon, Dwumfour, Mone, Paea, Irving-Bey, Jones, Jeter, Johnson. 


January 6th, 2018 at 10:59 PM ^

Isn't that the whole point of building depth through great recruiting classes? You have time to get these kids ready not just physically but mentally and also let them adjust to the college life and academic workload.


January 6th, 2018 at 11:10 PM ^

you missed marshall - if youre naming potential 2018 DL rotation players.  the staff seems to like his game and he earned a decent role this past year.  marshall likely tops the list of potential 5th years, along with mone (and watson).  

DT will be real interesting in 2018


January 6th, 2018 at 10:15 PM ^

Saw a pic from the game standing next to Jaylen Mayfield (6’5” 245) and he is all of 6’6” 260-270. The kid may see the field next year.


January 6th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ^

We need that Lewan type, that edge. I love what I'm seeing and hearing about the top of this class. I am loving this class in general...because I'm NOT hearing about it by the so called experts and that's great! I want an under the radar class of scrappers and grinders. Guys who come to make a name not with an ID already. That's what Msu gets every Damn year. Time to flip it on them!