Big Center: Jeremiah Hatch

David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas, is home to the University of Kansas signee Jeremiah Hatch. The 6-3, 300-pound Hatch was selected AP second team All-State, San Antonio News Texas Top 100, and Dallas News All-Area first team.

The basketball player turned football star is the leader of the offensive line at the center position. He makes the line calls for a team that averages over 280 yards rushing per game.

Head coach Allen Wilson spoke with Phog.net about his star pupil.

"It's been a real pleasure to coach Jeremiah," Wilson said. "He's an outstanding athlete and probably one of the smartest centers that I've been around. I think he is going to do a great job at the next level for Kansas, and he's a good person."

We asked Wilson what enticed the Scout.com three-star center to leave the Lone Star State and several home-state offers to make the trek north to Kansas.

"I think any school that Jeremiah chose to go is going to be a perfect fit for him," he said. "When he visited Kansas he really enjoyed his visit and the coaching staff. I think he made a great choice, and they did too."

Wilson says the three-year starter's best asset is simple, "His intelligence."

Is there anything Hatch might need to improve before arriving on campus?

"Well, he could always get stronger," Wilson said.

Hatch benches 320 pounds and squats 505 pounds.


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