Thanks to Twitter, we find out pretty quickly when a student-athlete has received a college scholarship offer, but when we saw this one, from Francis Howell’s Dirion Hutchins, it struck a chord because it was his first offer.
Hutchins, a rising senior defensive end, had 67 tackles and four sacks in 2014 for the Vikings. He attended the University of Missouri’s Junior Day recruiting weekend and as of a few weeks ago, had never been in contact with South Dakota State until the last 2-3 weeks. Fast forward to this weekend, when he was invited up for SDSU’s Junior Day.
“It was a great feeling of being offered by SDSU,” Hutchins wrote. “Just back home from their JR. Day and coach Nic McKissic-Luke had me sit down with my parents and give him a call around 5pm. Hearing the news that I was offered felt amazing. I’ve always dreamed of playing college football. After seeing their facilities I knew that SDSU would be a great place to play. Now that I have this offer under my belt I hope more offers start coming in. I know that I will have to stay humble and be thankful for every offer I get no matter what school. I am absolutely so thankful for this offer.”
There could be competition in the Dakotas for Hutchins, who said he plans a visit to North Dakota State soon.