After news broke last night on USC’s Rivals website that Hatcher was sticking to the Trojans, Mark Stoops and D.J. Eliot hopped in the first car they could find to visit Hatcher at Trinity High School this afternoon. The UK staff believed they were in great shape to land a Signing Day signature from the star defensive end, until last night’s report with quotes from Hatcher’s mother saying he will attend USC.
However, the Rivals report does not have any quotes from Jason Hatcher, so his recruitment isn’t necessarily over. It was a big blow to Kentucky, for sure, but it’s not over until Jason Hatcher steps forward and says it over. That’s why Stoops and Eliot are meeting with him today to see what led his mother to speaking up for USC. They flipped him once and might have to flip him again.