In 2017, Louisville will have to try to fill a large hole (literally and figuratively) left from departing senior DeAngelo Brown. One of the biggest needs in the 2017 recruiting class was to land a true defensive tackle and they did just that when Ben Hutch announced his commitment to the Cards Tuesday morning.

“They have a great bond with my mom and I. [I’ve] never seen her smile so hard when we went to Louisville” Hutch said regarding his decision “She trusts the coaching staff with me.”

As far as his relationship with the staff goes, Coach Klenakis made sure Hutch and his family were a high priority which in the end paid off. “That’s my guy” Hutch said of the Louisville co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach “He does a great job at recruiting, always checking on my family and I. Great personality.”

Along with the staff, Louisville’s commits also were a major factor in his recruitment “I’m real cool with all of them.” Hutch stated, “They accepted me with open arms. The other commits from schools said I had to commit first to talk to them.”

At 6’3″ 315lbs, Hutch comes in with the size to contribute right away. Rated as a 3-star and the #56 defensive tackle nationally by the 247Sports composite index, the Hillsboro (TN) high school product chose the Cards despite offers from such schools as Texas A&M, Penn St., Mississippi St., Nebraska, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.

Hutch is the 23rd commitment in the class of 2017 and the 2nd from the state of Tennessee (Both Hutch and Rodney Owens Jr. are from Nashville).

 

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