Georgia football star commits to Auburn

Auburn was Jimmy Hutchinson's first scholarship offer around two weeks ago (Special)

Auburn was Jimmy Hutchinson's first scholarship offer around two weeks ago (Special)

Auburn has three football commitments for 2013, and two are from the state of Georgia.

Jimmy Hutchinson, a punter from Harrison High School, committed to Auburn during an unofficial visit to the campus on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder was ranked as the No. 1 punter in the nation by one kicking academy.

“I’ve been down to Auburn twice in the last month, and this time it was just me rather than 40-50 other juniors running around,” Hutchinson told the AJC. “I got to meet the coaches up close and personal, and spend some time with them.

“I decided to commit because everything feels right about Auburn. It’s close to home, I love the atmosphere, and I love the football tradition. I told coach [Gene Chizik] that I was committing and he said I made his day.”

Hutchinson averaged 41 yards per punt as a junior at Harrison. Auburn offered around two weeks ago and was his first and only offer. But he also had serious interest from Ohio State, Miami, Purdue and Arkansas.

“The ball just explodes off his foot,” former Harrison coach David Hines said. “He worked really hard on directional kicking and his accuracy this past season, and was outstanding. He’s a really good pickup for Auburn.”

Here was the scouting report by Kohl’s Kicking:

Jimmy was the surprise of the 2011 National Scholarship camp, hits huge punts with ease, skinny frame will continue to get stronger and better in the upcoming years, consistent for a high school punter, Jimmy needs to work on a consistent stepping pattern and approach to the ball in kicking, punting is his ticket to a BCS school, has big-time potential, when he connects it 55 yds plus and 4.7 sec. plus

Auburn’s other 2013 commitment from Georgia is Central Gwinnett LB Trey Johnson.

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105 comments Add your comment

Mountain Dawg

February 21st, 2012
5:30 pm

Me and the Dawgs, #1

chuck

February 21st, 2012
5:32 pm

I don’t care!!!

Bama 15

February 21st, 2012
5:32 pm

Mark Richt should’ve offered his high school coach a job. That worked out great with Avery Young, didn’t it? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Charlie Hayes

February 21st, 2012
5:41 pm

Big deal. Our punter can knock down mailboxes with his punts!

Crimson Crush

February 21st, 2012
5:43 pm

I know somehow this is all Coach Saban’s fault and the Dawgs will tell us shortly

PR

February 21st, 2012
5:45 pm

Good luck to the kid

Mountain Dawg

February 21st, 2012
5:48 pm

This is all Coach Satan’s fault. Well, you asked for it!

HighTech

February 21st, 2012
5:49 pm

Auburn has a Chick-fil-A, too!

Crimson Crush

February 21st, 2012
5:59 pm

LOL … MD … fair enough :-)

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
6:02 pm

A Chick-fil-A, a Zaxby’s, and a Hooters…Good luck young man. Not sure Chizik will be there your whole career but have fun.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
6:03 pm

he is no good and the Dwags didn’t want him anyway.

Rick James

February 21st, 2012
6:18 pm

@5150 UOAD

A Chick-fil-A, a Zaxby’s, and a Hooters…Good luck young man. Not sure Chizik will be there your whole career but have fun.
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Nice..

marsha weaver

February 21st, 2012
6:28 pm

What’s up with alex Kozan???

Jock strap

February 21st, 2012
6:29 pm

Troup high football coach released after allegedly recruiting area players to play for Troup!

Poopdawg

February 21st, 2012
6:50 pm

Congrats Jimmy, same your shanks for the Dawgs. Just kidding . What is your plans for a major and a career. Good luck.

Poopdawg

February 21st, 2012
6:58 pm

Save your shanks, that is . I pad error or just a plain DA error. Bam a 15 some chicken tenders would have signed your fat ass!

bitter dawg fan

February 21st, 2012
7:03 pm

mo money from the all burn boosters—-scam newton all over again.–hahahahahah

Big Dog Dick

February 21st, 2012
7:10 pm

The kid will get lots of attempts at Bobby Lowder U in the coming years. When UGA,UF,FSU,Miami, and Bama do well in recruiting then auburn is odd man out. Richt takes most of the players with UF,FSU,and Bama taking some thus auburn gets the rest and that isn’t enough to keep the Jimmy Rayne school of woodcutters near the top. The ghetto twins have hit a snag in their recruiting since Mr. NCAA setup shop on wire road in cow town. Old Rented Mule U is on the down swing. Would you hire Willie Martinez to coach your DB’s?

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
7:16 pm

Big Dog Dick…..you made him you DC and you are using him as a punchline at Auburn? UGa is the JOKE. Willie DC and Bobo OC and you are taking shots at other teams coaching staffs? Richt would still have Willie if he was not forced to get rid of him.

Dawg48

February 21st, 2012
7:23 pm

5150, are you talking about CMR willie again?

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
7:27 pm

BDD is making fun of Auburn & Willie, but he would still be at UGa if Richt was not FORCED to fire him.

Vampire Bill

February 21st, 2012
7:30 pm

OMG Why didnt we offer this kid.. He’s the best.. Whats wrong with CMR.. Fire him… Fire everyone…

kidding.. :)

Dawg48

February 21st, 2012
7:37 pm

Sorry, CMR’s willie again?

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
7:39 pm

His willie is like his hair. It takes a lot of product to make it look good.

Worm

February 21st, 2012
7:40 pm

Auburn used to air those balls up with a little helium..Not sure Cheesestik has continued that practice..

Bow9den

February 21st, 2012
7:45 pm

Say what you will but the bottom line is this, The #1 punter in the nation just got stole from our state. CMR should have offered already SMH we can’t just let these elite players leave the state.

Bow9den

February 21st, 2012
7:48 pm

UA and AU have already stolen Georgia’s best 2 linebackers for 2013 in Reuben Foster and Trey Johnson. MAKES ME SICK.

rm

February 21st, 2012
8:08 pm

A punter? Good for that young man but who cares

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:10 pm

rm go learn about the game of football and come back when you understand the importance of the Kicking game part of special teams.

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:15 pm

5150 uoad is a tech fan who went to kennesaw . . . hahahahahahahahahahahah. GET A LIFE DUDE. YOU ONLY NEED ONE PUNTER AND WE GO ONE FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:17 pm

LimpStiffie Infection…read what RM wrote and maybe you can understand my post.

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:19 pm

excuse me, i said go when i meant got. i just could not stop laughing at this horrible piece of excuse for a football fan. the day i troll a tech, bama, burn, or whatever site to get my kicks is the day i cash my chips in. Under Overpasses After Dark?

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:20 pm

I guess you only need 1 QB then too. Hell you really only need maybe 40 or so players for a game so why 85 scholarships brilliant LimpStiffie Infection?

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:20 pm

UOAD= Under Overpasses After Dark

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:22 pm

are you serious, what team in the history of college football has two full-ride punters at the same time. go to sleep son.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:22 pm

LimpStiffie Infection… you use more different blog names than you use underwear in a week.

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:23 pm

are you really comparing punters to qb’s? are you a teenager or just a simpleton? KSU KSU KSU!

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:25 pm

this is the only name i post under kiddie. come on, you can do better than that!! limp stiffie, i don’t even get it. if anything it would be spelled stiffy.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:25 pm

LimpStiffie Infection…what is a Full-ride punter?

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:26 pm

“more different.” you are a genius. thank god for ksu. now unemployed diabetes patients can rep a university!

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:26 pm

rm didn’t say anything about the kid getting a scholarship just that he is a punter and nobody should care.

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:27 pm

full-ride as in a full scholarship. seriously, you got some reading comp issues

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:28 pm

read the article again moron. you don’t recruit someone if you are not using a scholarship on them.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:29 pm

and a Full-Ride as a term for a scholarship athlete is an old term because it isn’t really a full-ride anymore now is it?

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:30 pm

come back with these gems when ksu gets a football team.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:31 pm

Schools don’t recruit walk-ons? I would beg to differ.

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:31 pm

now you are arguing semantics when every adult sports fan knows what a full-ride is. next…

Stafford Infection

February 21st, 2012
8:33 pm

no schools do not recruit walk-ons. the term recruit implies staff and monetary effort. walk-ons are self recruited. remember when you joined the ksu ‘magic the gathering’ team? i doubt the grand wizards were knocking down your door.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:33 pm

No you MORON it isn’t semantics. Each scholarship is for 1 year so it doesn’t matter if you have a punter on scholarship or not. If he sucks than you can not offer him the scholarship next year and give it to this NEW kid. So don’t act like if you have one that you would be so stupid not to look at another kid.

5150 UOAD

February 21st, 2012
8:36 pm

UGa keeping your Preseason All SEC FG kicker last year really worked out well for the dawgs. He sucked last year bad.