INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 04: Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with fans after the Michigan Wolverines defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Football Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson is officially a Heisman finalist. He’s also been a big part of Michigan’s recent wins over Ohio State and Iowa.

In a new interview with The Rich Eisen Show, Hutchinson says he was destined to go to Michigan. He also got in a little dig against Ohio State and Michigan State.

“Michigan was always No. 1 for me, my parents went there, my sisters both graduated form there,” Hutchinson said on the show. “I visited some other schools. Unfortunately, I visited Ohio State and Michigan State. It hurt my soul a little bit to do that. I can say that now in hindsight.” Ouch.

Hutchinson’s dad, by the way, was a former All-American under Bo Schembechler at Michigan. I think it’s awesome that he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps, but maybe he shouldn’t have toured MSU and Ohio State if his mind was made up.

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