TE Darrion Hutcherson commits to Auburn

Updated: April 21, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
By Jamie Newberg
Auburn landed another big athlete when Dadeville (Ala.) High School TE Darrion Hutcherson pledged to the national champions.

"He committed to Auburn University about 15 minutes ago," said Dadeville coach Richard White. "Darrion has been an Auburn fan all his life. It's also 25 miles down road so being close to home was important to him and his family. He also had a special bond with coach [Tommy] Thigpen and coach [Jay] Boulware."

Hutcherson, 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds, should develop into a much bigger tight end for the Tigers.