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“I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into with Coach Izzo,” says Hutson. “Tom Crean mostly recruited me, and I never met Coach Izzo until my official visit.”
“Coming in I really had no clue what Coach Izzo was about,” adds Hutson. “I just knew Michigan State was a Big Ten school, I loved the players, and I wanted to be in that environment.”
“While they’re recruiting you they show you the beauty, not Coach Saban yelling,” jokes Duckett.
All three Dawgs say they can see that the tough love they often received from their coaches has carried over into how they carry themselves now in their professional lives.
“To look back at it now, you see how they go about building a young man,” says Duckett. “You see how they prepare us to go into life. And the older you get, the more you appreciate it.”