Jason Hatcher - Bud Elliott (SB Nation)
After a week of reopening his recruitment, Louisville defensive end Jason Hatcher has recommitted to the USC Trojans.
The USC Trojans have been struggling to hold on their recruits lately, but they got some good news tonight when one of their decommits came back into the fold. Trinity defensive end Jason Hatcher from Louisville recommitted to USC tonight and looks like he's back for good. The USC Rivals site confirms Hatcher's recommitment, and so does Hatcher on his Twitter account.
Fight On world ✌— Jason A. Hatcher II (@ROCK_NATION_6) January 29, 2013
UK football recruit Jason Hatcher's mother tells Rivals: "He's going to go to USC." bit.ly/TUolHO (premium)— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) January 30, 2013
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Hatcher seemed to be ready to take a look at alternative options when he reopened his recruitment a week ago. Kentucky and Louisville both seemed to be primary contenders, and Hatcher took an official visit to Florida this past week.
But USC managed to win Hatcher back. A final visit to Louisville seemed to be in the cards this last weekend, but Hatcher cancelled that trip. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron made multiple visits to see Hatcher out in Kentucky, and tonight Hatcher hosted head coach Lane Kiffin and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast along with Orgeron and Hatcher's main recruiter Tee Martin.
Hatcher will join defensive end Kenny Bigelow and Torrodney Prevot along the line. USC is only losing one regular rotation defensive lineman in Wes Horton, so Prevot, Hatcher and Bigelow will all have a chance to crack the rotation. But Hatcher will have plenty of chances to get along the line.