Hard hitting safety Karnell Hatcher (6'2, 190, 4.6) is still far from making a decision, but says 3 schools are in a tight race for his signature.
"I currently do not have a
favorite, but I am seriously looking at three schools right now," said
"I've gotten a lot of offers, but LSU,
Alabama, and Miami have been recruiting me the hardest,"
What separates the
"I get along well with all of the
LSU coaches," Hatcher explained. "I'm always talking with coach [D.J. McCarthy.
We've established a really good relationship. Actually I just spoke to him
letting him know that I can't make the trip to Baton Rouge this weekend. I was supposed to go
see the campus and the facilities, but my family and I had trouble getting plane
tickets. Now I think I am going to make an official visit to LSU sometime during
the season. Another thing that I like about LSU is what the LSU coaching staff
did with their safety (Laron Landry) that just got drafted. I was really
impressed with the way they helped him develop as a
"Everybody knows Miami sends defensive
backs to the league and that is something that keeps me interested in them,"
Hatcher said. "It will not be a deciding factor, but Miami is close enough for
my parents to be able to come and watch me play."
"I do not know too much about
Hatcher said. "I still need to do a little research on their team, but they are
a team that has stayed in touch with me for a while now and that is something I
So when will Hatcher announce his
"I think I am going to make my
decision in February on signing day," Hatcher informed. "This is a major
decision in my life and it is something I want to think out to the
Note: Last season,
High School, Hatcher racked
up 65 tackles with 1 interception. He also maintained a 3.1 GPA and scored a
1050 on the SAT.