New Michigan Man: DE Aidan Hutchinson

After a bit of a lull on the recruiting scene in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines coaching staff has picked up its first commitment of the post-2017 recruiting class cycle as long time lean and legacy recruit, 2018 Divine Child (MI) DE Aidan Hutchinson has committed to Michigan.

Scouting Report

Hutchinson is a strong-side defensive end prospect with a high motor, great size and improving technique that has helped push him up the player rankings. His violent hands and nose for the ball carrier, along with his elite level length for a junior, is what sets him apart at the high school level. With some more coaching, natural growth and time in the weight room, he should be a player that makes quite the impact in the maize and blue.


As the son of former Michigan linebacker standout, Chris Hutchinson, Aidan was a player that looked very likely to end up in this class as soon as his name popped up on the radar. Though he didn’t want to be known as a full blown “slam dunk” recruit for the Wolverines, all signs continued to point towards UM heading into his senior year.

But he didn’t even wait that long.

After visiting Notre Dame after a Midwest recruiting camp, Hutchinson came back to the mitten state and knew where he wanted to play his college football. Two days later, he committed to Michigan.

  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 245lbs
  • Hometown (School): Dearborn, MI (Divine Child)
  • Notable Offers: LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Louisville, Wisconsin
  • RankingsScout (4*, #202 overall) – Rivals (3*) – 247 (4*, #97 overall) – ESPN (4*, #94 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four star, #205 overall, #9 SDE, #4 in Michigan


As for the Rest of the Class

Hutchinson is the 3rd overall commitment in this class, the first defensive end and the first player out of Michigan. With him on the board, he’ll likely become one of the main recruiters in the class. That’s especially true for the in-state prospects. Though this won’t be a in-state heavy class, some names to watch include OT Michael Furtney, OT Antwan Reed and LB Kolin Demens. As for defensive lineman, DT Tyler Friday, DE Nik Bonitto, DE Dorian Hardy, DT Thomas Booker and DE Eyabi Anoma are names to watch.

Photo Credit:

Garrett Fishaw