"It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up," Hatch said. "Harvard is a top name school and I just loved my visit out there. The coaches and players were just great to me."
Hatch, who passed up a scholarship to BYU, said that he would of loved to play for Coach Crowton, but when Crowton left he decided to look elsewhere.
"Coach Mendenhall is a great coach and I'm sure he'll do great," Hatch said. "But I had my heart set on playing for Coach Crowton. I told Coach Tidwell, and he was really cool about it. He was supportive and wished me luck."
Hatch also said that the opportunity for immediate playing time was a factor in his decision.
"I loved the visit to the Boston area and Harvard gives me a better chance to play." Hatch said. "They have a good football team too. They went 12-0 last year."
This past summer Andrew attended Harvard's football camp, and the coaches came away very impressed, and were after him hard ever since.
"I was supposed to visit BYU on an official visit this coming weekend." Hatch said. "But I cancelled that. I'm really excited about going to an Ivy League school and my family is really excited too. I do wish BYU the best and hope all works out well for the football team."