KANSAS CITY — Raytown 2019 wide receiver Desmond Hutson is hoping a big junior season will draw more interest from college programs.
At 6’4, 185-pounds, Huston has the size to get the ball in traffic and is capable of making tough catches.
“I would I say what I do as a receiver is forcing myself to be open,” Hutson said. “I have to do everything perfect in order to set myself up for a easy catch.
“With who I am and what I go through I still come everyday with excitement and the urge to win. I add that extra push to my team, the push they need when they aren’t really feeling it.”
A year ago, Raytown went 3-8 overall, but the team returns a host of talented players and will be looking to put it all together on the field this season
“My team this year has brought on a whole new coaching staff that has added the confidence my team mates needed in order to win games,” Hutson said. “We also added new athletes as well. We are hungry and are looking for a state tittle.”
This offseason, Hutson says he is working on cleaning up his routes and increasing his speed.
“I am working to up my speed and I also am working on my routes,” he said. “They’re not bad but there is always room for improvement.”
Hutson says he began playing football in seventh-grade for the Cardinals and eventually fell in love with being a receiver.
He says his older brother, the late Chris Hutson, has been the biggest influence on his football career to date and remains an inspiration.
“He was my number fan and coached me up 24/7 and now when I’m tired or not feeling it I think about my brother and I know how successful he imagined me to be so I have no choice but to get to that point,” Hutson said.
A fan of the Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Hutson says he has tried to take various elements of the standout’s game and make them his own.
“I look up to because he is much like me, he went to my dream school for the same reason I would like to go there for and he is a big receiver like me and I try to learn from how he played and used his body as an advantage,” Hutson said.
To date, Hutson does not hold any offers and has drawn interest from Jackson State University.