A week after de-committing from USC, four-star defensive end Jason Hatcher is back on the wagon a member of the Trojans’ Class of 2013. According to Gerard Martinez of USCFootball.com, the Louisville, KY native had an in-home visit with USC coaches Lane Kiffin, Clancy Pendergast, Tee Martin and Ed Orgeron. Tonight, Hatcher is listed as a committed recruit on Rivals’ full manifest of USC commitments.
Last Tuesday, Hatcher tweeted that his recruitment was wide open following his de-commitment from USC, though as seen in a screenshot that we took on Tuesday afternoon, he immediately tweeted back to a fan saying that he was committed to USC. His tweet proclaiming his de-commitment has been deleted.
Steve Jones of the Louisville Courier-Journal tweeted that same afternoon that Hatcher would visit his hometown Louisville Cardinals, the same time he was initially set to officially visit the Florida Gators. High school teammate James Quick of Trinity High is committed to Charlie Strong’s Cardinals.
Hatcher visited USC two weekends ago along with a slew of other Trojan commits and targets, and is the 7th ranked defensive end per Rivals, as well as ranked 221 in their final Rivals 250 rankings, which were released a week ago.
With Hatcher back in for the Trojans, the recruiting class stands at 14 commits, leaving three open spots remaining for Kiffin before Signing Day on February 6. USC’s current targets include Quinton Powell, Matthew Thomas, A’Shawn Robinson, Eddie Vanderdoes and Kylie Fitts.