Chamberlain's Hutmacher Is Receiving College Offers For Football

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Some big time colleges are already recruiting Chamberlain heavyweight wrestling stand out Nash Hutmacher. However, right now, they want him to play football. Along with being a top high school wrestler in South Dakota, Hutmacher is also an elite high school offensive lineman for the Cubs football team.

According to multiple reports, Hutmacher has already receieved offers to play football from Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa State, and South Dakota State.

In an interview with The Daily Republic in Mitchell, Hutmacher said, “ the factors going into my decision is do I feel comfortable around the people? Do I feel like I fit in there and then would I go to school there if it wasn’t for football or wrestling? Could I see myself living there for four or five years if it wasn’t for sports?”

Daily Republic sports reporter Marcus Traxler also noted in his article that schools are looking at him for both offensive and defensive line – even though Hutmacher would “probably prefer O-line.”

Last year at the state wrestling championships in Sioux Falls, Hutmacher was apart of one of the most highly anticipated championship matches in the past decade when he went head-to-head with Nick Casperson of Beresford/Alcestor-Hudson. Casperson, a senior, and Hutmacher, a sophomore, both came into the match with undefeated records on the season.

Casperson, who was the Class B champ in the 182 lb. weight class in 2017, decided to move up to the 285 lb. weight class at the state wrestling championships the following year. He saw an opportunity where he could potentially meet up with Hutmacher of Chamberlain for the Heavyweight Class A title match.

Hutmacher was victorious, winning the 285 lb. state title match by a decision of 3-1.

Along with receiving offers to play college football, Hutmacher is also expected to receive some heavy offers in wrestling as well. But because of recruiting rules, he can’t speak with any college wrestling programs until this fall.

Hutmacher doesn’t plan to make any decisions about his collegiate future (football or wrestling) until after his junior year of high school.

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