Hutchins undicided about playing in the All-Star Game

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 8, 1999

Cathedral High senior Von Hutchins was selected to play in the 1999 Bernard Blackwell North-South All-Star Football Game, but has not decided if he will participate in the game.

Hutchins signed a football scholarship with Ole Miss last week and is considering attending summer school in Oxford.

&uot;I was thinking about going to Ole Miss in the summer for the second semester,&uot; Hutchins said.

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Hutchins played quarterback and defensive back at Cathedral, but was signed by Ole Miss as a wide receiver.

He is listed as a wide receiver on the South All-Star roster.

The contest is slated for July 23 at Mississippi College in Clinton.

Hutchins said he has to make his decision by Wednesday.

&uot;It’s an honor to be selected,&uot; Hutchins said. &uot;The decision is whether to play and have fun with the other players or start weight lifting and being around the Ole Miss players and learning the system,&uot;&160;Hutchins said. &uot;I am honored to be selected for the event.&uot;

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Hutchins completed 69 of 160 passes for 1,259 yards and 11 touchdowns and also rushed for 312 yards on 69 carries with nine TDS his senior year at Cathedral. He added 580 yards in returning kicks.

Hutchins scored a 25 on his ACT and has a 3.62 grade point average.

&uot;I’m getting more and more excited because graduation is getting closer, but it’s going to be sad leaving Cathedral,&uot; Hutchins said. &uot;But I’m all set to spend the next few years at Ole Miss.&uot;

The South team is going to be coached by Willie Collins of Provine.

Franklin County running Bradlon Huff was named to the Mississippi team in the 1999 Mississippi-Alabama Shrine Football All-Star Classic.

That contest will be played June 19 in Mobile, Ala.

Huff signed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

No Natchez players were named to either all-star team.

Natchez native Joey Porter, head coach at Columbia High, will be an assistant coach for the Mississippi team in Mobile. Amory’s Bobby Hall is the head coach.