The USC junior has emerged as a key leader on the 2016 Trojans.
2016: Hutchings will compete for a starting job at inside linebacker as a senior in 2016.
2015: Hutchings served as a backup inside linebacker as a junior in 2015. Overall in 2015 while appearing in 12 games (all but Utah and California) and starting once (UCLA), he had 13 tackles. He had 4 tackles against Oregon and UCLA, 3 versus Idaho and 2 against Arkansas State. He missed the Utah game because he was sick.
2014: Hutchings was a backup inside linebacker and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in all 13 games (he started against Boston College), he had 20 tackles and an interception. He dislocated his left elbow during 2014 spring practice.
He had 3 tackles and an interception against Fresno State, then added a tackle at Stanford. He had 5 tackles at Boston College while starting. He had 1 tackle against Arizona State and at Arizona, then added 4 tackles against Colorado and 2 against Washington State. He had 3 tackles against Nebraska.
2013: Hutchings showed promise while serving as a backup linebacker and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2013. Overall while appearing in all 14 games, he had 19 tackles. He had 2 tackles against Boston College, 4 at Arizona State, 1 each against Arizona and Notre Dame, 5 at California and 6 at Colorado.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team, USA Today All-USA second team, ESPN 150, Rivals 100, Scout 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football (the first linebacker selected since 1973), Max Preps All-State Division I Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay first team and All-East Bay Athletic League MVP as a senior linebacker, running back and wide receiver at De La Salle High in Concord (Calif.). He had 113 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 6 deflections, 1 caused fumble on defense, plus 53 yards on 11 carries (4.8 avg.), 2 receptions for 9 yards (4.5 avg.) and 3 kickoff returns for 142 yards (47.3 avg.) with a 99-yard TD in 2012. De La Salle went 15-0 in 2012 and won its third straight CIF Open Division state championship.
As a 2011 junior, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team while making 56 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery on defense and running for 88 yards on 14 carries (6.3 avg.) with 1 TD and catching 6 passes for 127 yards (21.2 avg.) with 1 TD on offense as De La Salle won the CIF Open Division state title.
As a 2010 sophomore, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team while making 53 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 1 interception, 2 deflections and 1 fumble recovery on defense and catching 9 passes for 106 yards (11.8 avg.) on offense as De La Salle won the CIF Open Division state crown. He was a 3-year starter.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH MICHAEL HUTCHINGS