Buffs still in the hunt for Hatchie

The Colorado football program typically adds three to five offensive linemen in each recruiting class. Coaches are still looking for their first commitment in the trenches for 2010. Get inside for an update on one of the program's top prospects.

Micah Hatchie, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound tackle from Hawaii is definitely in no hurry to make a decision about college as he prepares for his senior season.

Hatchie is a four-star prospect from Waialua High School. He is rated the 23rd best player at his position in the nation and boasts multiple scholarship offers, including one from the Buffs. But he doesn't anticipate making a decision or even trimming his list until late in the process.

"I have interest in Colorado," Hatchie said. "I'm just wide open to everything right now."

Hatchie is has offers from CU, Hawaii, Stanford, SMU, Arizona, Washington, Washington State, Cal and Oregon. He is a modest young man and says he is surprised to have received so many scholarship offers.

"It's going to be difficult because I've never really gone through this much pressure before," Hatchie said. "Even though I can hang back on it a little bit, when it comes to the day I'm going to have to narrow it down, that's going to be hard. They're all good schools, too."

Hatchie said he has a good relationship with CU linebackers coach Brian Cabral, who is a native Hawaiian and is the program's lead recruiter in the islands. Hatchie said he has known Cabral for three years.

Hatchie participated earlier this summer in the Just Win camp Cabral operates on Maui each year. He had to cut back some of his summer camp plans after aggravating an old shoulder injury and hurting his hand. He said he is fine now, but his injuries this summer led to him losing about 15 pounds.

Hatchie said he doesn't have any visits lined up yet and he doesn't expect to make official visits to campuses until after his senior season. He said Colorado could be one of his destinations.

He is looking for the right atmosphere in a school and a football program.

"I'm looking for the environment, the people, the team and how they play," he said. "That's mostly it."

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