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Jason Hatcher to Visit Kentucky

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Want proof that Mark Stoops is here to compete for the best? How about the fact that in one week, he has convinced top Trinity DE Jason Hatcher to visit Kentucky in January. Hatcher is one of the best lineman in America and is currently committed to USC. Getting him to go to Kentucky is a long shot at best, but prior to Stoops coming to Kentucky, it was a no shot affair. But Stoops has gone to Trinity and convinced him to give the Cats a campus visit at the least. It might not result in Hatcher’s commitment (we shall see), but it does show a work effort and desire that will result in many commitments down the road.

Article written by Matt Jones

38 Comments for Jason Hatcher to Visit Kentucky



  1. DUFFUS
    10:19 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Duffus says:
    Now thats what I’m talking about! These new Kat Coaches are the real deal–stay tuned more to come!



  2. NL
    10:19 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Whether he comes to UK or not, thank goodness we finally have a staff confident enough to recruit great players.



  3. awww
    10:21 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    thats cute. get excited little kitties



  4. putinriche
    10:22 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops is really going to change UK football and do some special things in Lexington. Hatcher might not be a part of this change, but its grade news that Stoops is trying. He gets what it takes to win and hes trying to change our culture.



  5. BlueFins
    10:24 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    GATORS!!!



  6. putinriche
    10:25 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    3 – Just so you know, Hatcher eliminated UL a LONG TIME AGO and said that Strong had no chance of getting him. Strong is a joke and might be the 3rd best coach in the state now.



  7. cracka
    10:29 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    ksr about to blow up talking recruiting with cal and now stoops in the mix, new news errrday, nice



  8. sonny lesbos
    10:30 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    stoops pays players comments in 3….2….



  9. Fired up
    10:31 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Stoooooooooooooops!!!!



  10. Bob Cobb
    10:37 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    6. Not true, unfortunately. UL is his final scheduled visit.



  11. Jim
    10:39 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Why are you hanging out on bbn web site #3 in loerville



  12. SoCal Will
    10:46 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder if he will have a reason to visit Tennessee as well? Tee Martin is his primary USC recruiter. Same for Jalen Ramsey arguably the best cornerback in high school.



  13. BigBrother
    10:48 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Judgement day is coming little card fans. You always said you could compete in the SEC. We gonna find out aren’t we LOL???

    Gators ain’t no weak azz Rutgers or Southern Miss. You are the biggest underdog out of all the bowl games LOL. Guess we gonna see if jurich over paid for his boy strong or see if strong can finally beat a legit team.

    Judgement day little brothers



  14. BigBrother
    10:55 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    And by the way, ESPN had their brackets out today and even in a year in which you were supposed to be a title favorite and play your first round game in Lexington, you losers aren’t even projected as a 1 seed LOL. Pitino will choke again as always and after this season you losers can add a 1 to 26 which will make it 27 years since you losers won a title lol. And you actually think your a top tier program lol. What a joke!



  15. dave
    11:00 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    13-purdue(+17) opened as the biggest underdog in vegas actually. not uofl (+15).
    & UF only won 3 games (UT, UK, j-ville st) this year by 15+ points.
    and its judgment. stop making cayts fans look so ignorant.



  16. UL BLOWS
    11:00 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously? enough of the Lew’vil talk. They are garbage and have nothing else to do but grow linebeards! Quite inflating their egos by talking about them. After the gators bend them over they may shutup for a little bit, maybe? but who cares, like 14 said 27 years!!! lol, if you havent won anything worth mentioning in my lifetime (born in 1988) then you’re irrelevant in my book! They’re douchebags who truly do suck at life, lets not mention it anymore please. By the way, F U old school



  17. JT
    11:01 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Matt: Can a brother get the podcast for today’s KSR show?



  18. will
    11:05 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    per Steve Jones, James Quick will also visit UK.



  19. BigBrother
    11:16 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Hey 15 my bad man. Your just the second worst underdog along with freaking Northern IL but hey you keep talking yourself up against the Gators. Keep telling yourself they are overrated lol. Remember judgement day tard fans. Finally you get to prove yourself against a big time SEC power. I’m predicting at best a moral victory lol.

    Oh and by the way, 26 years and counting since your last championship in basketball lol. I think we are just around 28 WEEKS since our last title LOL.



  20. G-Man
    11:23 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    15.-Florida also beat South Carolina 44-11, but you keep making “cayts” fans look so ignorant.



  21. Big O
    11:44 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Integrity issue for new UK staff. Once a kid commits to a school others should honor his choice. Don’t really like the move to get the kid to take a campus visit, knowing he has already committed to another school. Puts the kid in a difficult position. Love to see UK have a successful football progem. Just do so with some integrity!



  22. Knowledgedropper
    11:53 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    21… Doesn’t matter, he hasn’t signed. Plus, inside sources tell me he wants to take visits. He’s doing it on his own free will.



  23. Bluejohnson
    11:54 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    21. Thanks for the advice Joker



  24. Justin
    12:50 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    #21..Obviously you know nothing about how college football recruiting works. Until a kid has put their signiture on a LOI, there is no secure verbal committment. Kids base their decisions mainly on coaches and the success the school has they are committed to. Right now, UK is making a lot of positive moves to head in the right direction and USC is coming off an underachieving season with a coach in hot water. Stoops may be a little late jumping into the contest for Hatcher, but he’s not going to stop until signing day passes.



  25. Sean D
    2:10 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Might be able to position yourself for a rebound with Hatcher if things don’t work out somewhere else, but would be shocked if UK gets him off the bat.



  26. UK-Cincy
    5:42 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hatcher just so happens to play the position that Stoops/Eliot and company excelled in last year at FSU.



  27. kywildcat
    5:49 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    hate to be negative ned but its just a visit, hope he commits soon



  28. RealCatsFan
    7:38 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    The Cats are probably a long shot to land him (as well as Quick), but it’s good to see UK putting up a strong recruiting pitch to keep the state’s talent here where they belong. I thought I read somewhere that Quick was quoted as saying he would strongly consider going to UK if they hired Petrino. Wonder if the same holds true for WKU?

    UL is going to have to play the game of their lives to beat UF, or Florida is going to have to lay a big turd on the field. This is a very good UF team, but it pales in comparison to the Meyer and Spurrier teams that UK had to face on a regular basis in the past. Nonetheless, it will give the Cards a little taste of what REAL football is all about. I would love to hear what Charlie is telling his kids, since he was a part of the program.



  29. Eric
    7:40 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    21- Hatcher said when he committed that he will take the rest of his allowed visits. Pump the brakes on ALREADY accusing the UK coaches of shady recruiting.



  30. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:15 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    UL has many Organge Bowl tickets still available. They are only in the Orange Bowl because of the 6 SEC teams in the final top 10 poll, only 2 can go to BCS games. So for UL fans to act like they deseve to be there is crazy. The Orange bowl would rather have the other 4 SEC teams in the top 10 then them.



  31. CatGrad7072
    9:11 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    #30. Probably still have Sugar Bowl tickets as well : )



  32. BleedBlue
    9:17 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    30 UL is in the Sugar Bowl not Orange Bowl. I do agree the Sugar Bowl would rather have one of the other SEC school over them .



  33. G-Unit
    9:29 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    USC in their latest recruiting podcast has said that they are losing the interest of Jason Hatcher because of the recent developments with Carl Lawson who has backed out of his committ with Auburn and is a USC lean. Only prob is scholly limitations would require USC to drop 1 given, and it would be Hatcher.



  34. Catssss
    10:43 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    USC already lost 2 commitments so they have 2 open schollys. They can take 18 commitments.



  35. Bourbon Drinker
    12:25 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    You got to love the new staff’s efforts on so far. Nothing is set in stone until February.



  36. Chip
    1:36 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Unless I am mistaken – 34 – USC can only offer 15 a year based on recent punishments. I know they can work some arrangements but 15 was there max technically.



  37. MustangCat
    2:44 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    The next few weeks are gonna be REAL interesting, to see what kind of recruiting class Stoops and company can put together!! If they can get the first few big names in, then more will follow because of that. It could snowball. Integrity to NOT RECRUIT??? Then i guess NO ONE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAS ANY INTEGRITY…… The only reason ANYONE backs off a kid is because of the kid, not any other school.



  38. Hatcherfan
    6:53 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know, but that Hatcher looks like a bad ass. We could call him the Hatchet. I as a player would love to go to USC, but I wouldn’t want to play for Lane Kiffin. He doesn’t really seem to care for his players. It seems like Stoops and his new crew might be a more personable atmosphere. If we could get a bad ass updated stadium I think we’d have a better shot! We need to get some new bad ass uniforms now, or at least a helmet change. Lets go! Our time is now!!