The young midfielder has played for the Glasgow giants in the Champions League and has a wealth of experience of senior football from loan spells at Partick Thistle and Dunfermline.
But if he has had a fall-out with Ally McCoist, as has been speculated, then his performance against Mother-well was encouraging.
He could easily have gone in the huff about his non-selection and downed tools.
But he ran his heart out, played brilliantly and sent a clear statement to his manager that said: "I deserve to be in the team."
It will be very interesting to see if Hutton features more now. I personally would have him in. He was absolutely outstanding against the leading club in the SPL.
I think he is one of a few young players to have grasped the opportunity they have been handed this season and who could go on to be stars in the future.
The progress Fraser Aird, Robbie Crawford, Barrie McKay and Lewis Macleod have made this season has been stark.
I can't help thinking what would have happened if Jamie Ness and Rhys McCabe had decided to stay.
I think they passed up a great opportunity to get into the side, play regular first-team football and take their careers to a new level. Of course, they decided to leave and good luck to them.
Where, though, would they be now if they had remained in Glasgow? Many of the contemporaries they left behind have certainly come on leaps and bounds.
Hutton is a player who, if given a chance, has the ability to excel, establish himself as a first-team player and win silverware with Rangers.