KC WR Desmond Hutson in the Middle of a B1G West Recruiting Battle
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KC WR Desmond Hutson in the Middle of a B1G West Recruiting Battle

April 08, 2018

Nebraska has made it known that it wants to do better in the state of Missouri. The Huskers hosted a number of Show-Me-State prospects from the 2019, 2020 and even 2021 classes during junior day on April 7.

One of those prospects that made it to campus was 2019 3-star (HV Rating: 83.2) WR Desmond Hutson‍ (6-4, 190) out of Kansas City. I was able to get his thoughts on what his overall feelings were on the visit. 

“The visit to Nebraska real cool. I got a chance to see the receivers practice and how they were coached," Hutson said. "I really like it because they never had a chance to sit down, and they were always going. Everything was critiqued and they were constantly learning. They drilled specific things and there is always room to get better, I liked it a lot. Then the coaches are overall real cool and straightforward about everything. I never had to guess about anything and all my questions were answered so I really enjoyed the visit to Nebraska."

Hutson was able to spend some time talking to offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters, plus there was an overall group talk from Scott Frost. There was one coaches’ presentation that stood out to him and that was from strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval.

“He was real cool, he opened my eyes to the fact that he would be the person I’d be around the most," Hutson said. "I never really thought about it like that because that’s who you should really click with because that’s who you are going to be with during the offseason and pretty much all the time in college. He was a real cool, energetic guy.” 

Right now, the other schools Hutson is hearing from the most are Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Iowa is his only offer currently, and since the Hawkeyes were the first that sticks out to Hutson. He told me that he has connected well with the staff at Minnesota as well. Right now, he’s going to take a break from visits but does plan on going to Iowa for its spring game on April 20. 

Hutson is a bigger receiver (6-4, 190), and he knows that size gives him some advantages. He counts being able to go up and get the ball, separation off the line and using his body as a big receiver as the main strengths of his game currently. He would like to expand the number of routes he can run this season, gain more yards after the catch and double his yardage total from last season. There was something else that caught his attention from Saturday’s practice as well, the number of former players that came back to see the new-look Huskers.  

“For over 100 people to come watch a practice shows that Nebraska really has something special going on," Hutson said. "That someone would take time out of their day from all across the world to watch a practice, it really shows it’s a brotherhood at Nebraska. It’s a lot of love and it’s something you can carry for the rest of your life. It’s not just about football, it’s about relationships.

"That really showed me how Nebraska works, how great the program was and how the great the program can be. I really enjoyed the culture that I saw.”



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