Commentary

Hutchings handling new positions

De La Salle LB has gone from safety to linebacker and back

Updated: October 19, 2011, 8:20 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Hutchings is recognized as one of the top linebackers in the state of California, regardless of class standing. The Concord De La Salle standout is closing in on a dozen offers before the midpoint of his junior season and could wind up as one of the more highly recruited player in the country before the end of his senior year.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comConcord (Calif.) De La Salle junior Michael Hutchings is one of the premier linebacker prospects in the class of 2013.
But as part of one of the most prestigious high school programs in the country, past accolades don't mean much, and Hutchings wasn't exactly pulling his weight early in the year.