The Oklahoma State Cowboys entertained more than 80 prospects and their families for Junior Day inside the West End Zone of Boone Pickens Stadium on Sunday. One player who did not attend OSU’s Junior Day was Layne Hatcher, one of the top up-and-coming quarterback prospects from the state of Arkansas.
Even though he didn’t attend Junior Day activities the 6-1, 195-pound sophomore was in Stillwater, watching the fifth-ranked OSU wrestling team defeat No. 16 Iowa State 38-3 inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. Hatcher, from Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark., flew to Stillwater on Sunday with his family to watch the Cowboys-Cyclones wrestling match.
Hatcher led Pulaski Academy to a 14-0 record and the Arkansas Class 5A state championship this past season as a sophomore quarterback. He threw for 4,667 yards and 55 touchdowns in 14 games for the Bruins, completing 309 of 469 passes (65.9 percent) with 11 interceptions.
In Pulaski’s 50-30 victory over McClellan in the 5A state title game, Hatcher threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns while running for another two TDs. He threw for three touchdowns in the game’s final 13 minutes to rally the Bruins from a 30-29 deficit for the victory.
Hatcher and his family apparently were not aware that OSU was hosting Junior Day, but reportedly are very interested in Oklahoma State.
Hatcher is the younger brother of Kelsey Hatcher, who signed to play for the Oklahoma State women’s basketball team in 2007. She played one season before transferring to SMU and eventually finished her playing career at Arkansas.