They moved to the senior academy office and then the main office with the same fax problems.
Joy Ayers, a Brownsburg administrative assistant, then drove to Marsh Supermarket and paid $5 to fax his letter of intent to IU.
“It was quite an ordeal,” Comer said.
And while Dutra knows where he is going to go to school and play football, he unsure of what he will study or what position he will play on the field.
Dutra is 90 percent sure that it’s going to be a defensive position with talks of safety and maybe even linebacker.
But when Dutra went on his official visit, Wilson commented on how he wanted to possibly see him on the offensive side. Then when Wilson came to see Dutra during the season, he liked how Dutra was shifty with the ball.
Brownsburg’s all-time leader in season and single game kickoff return yardage believes he will have a chance immediately to play on special teams. But no matter what position he ends up playing, Dutra does not have a preference.
“As long as I’m on the field and get a shot that’s all want,” Dutra said. “Because I know if I get a fair shot, I’m going to take the opportunity and take advantage of it. I’m not going to just let it go to waste.”
Comer has watched Dutra grow up in front of him and as Dutra moves onto the next level, the Bulldogs will miss the dynamic athlete while the competition may not.
“To watch him go from a tall, skinny kid to what he is now and to watch his maturity level change, that’s part of the satisfaction of coaching high school football,” Comer said.
“In the pros you get to keep them if you sign a big enough check. It’d be neat to keep him, but nobody else in our league wants us to.”