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USC commit to see Cal game

USC commit Michael Hutchings plans to be at Cal on Saturday for its game against UCLA but all the recruiting hubbub can stop right there.
The Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star linebacker promises it's only to catch a game, see his close friend Michael Barton and that's it.
Hutchings is not looking around, not considering other schools and he's perfectly happy with his commitment to USC that he made in July.
"I didn't go to the Cal game (this past weekend) but I'm planning to go this Saturday for the UCLA game," Hutchings said.
"It's really just to go and visit with Barton and see some other guys. I just wanted to go up and see a game."
There is no recruiting controversy here, so much so that Hutchings said Barton, a freshman linebacker for the Golden Bears, isn't even trying to convince him to flip to Cal.
Hutchings said his commitment to USC is firm and he's not looking around at all.
"He's not trying to sway me or anything like that," Hutchings said. "He's more concerned about what we're doing for the high school season than any college stuff."
USC was always a frontrunner for Hutchings, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound outside linebacker who's rated eighth at his position and No. 55 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.
Sometimes he gets grief if the Trojans lose - like earlier this season against Stanford - but his commitment is solid and even if he shows up at other schools there doesn't seem much to it.
"It's a good feeling," Hutchings said. "I don't have to worry about anything during the season. I can just focus on school and high school football right now. I got everything out of the way for my future.
"Watching the game sometimes during my high school season, you watch the games and the team loses or if they have a tough game some people question your commitment and that's the hardest thing about it but I'm fully committed."