Recruiting Update: OL Micah Hatchie

With all the activity of recent weeks, there has been a sense that Cardinal recruiting has been decidedly on the fast track for 2010, however, The Bootleg's Scott Cooley talked today with a four-star OL who seems perfectly content to follow his own timeline. Read on to hear what's happening with Micah Hatchie, one of the top overall players in Hawaii and still a leading OL target for Stanford.

Four-star offensive lineman Micah Hatchie is about as mild-mannered a high school football player one might find. Hatchie's even-keeled personality has suiting schools scratching their heads as to where they stand in the recruiting process.

 

In The Bootleg's first interview with Hatchie, he said that Stanford and Oregon were the top two schools on his list. After picking up offers from Washington State and Cal, Hatchie now reports that his selection process has broadened.

 

"Right now I would say I am still open to all of my offers," said Hatchie. "It's wide open at this point."

 

Hatchie is a physical specimen for an offensive lineman. At 6-5, 295 pounds, Hatchie lines up at the guard and tackle positions on the O-line, but also plays defense for the Waialua High Bulldogs.
 

"I will play anywhere…guard, tackle, defensive tackle," he said. "It's fun playing both ways so I will play wherever they want me to. I don't have a preference."

 

With close to a six-foot-wide wingspan and hands that measure nearly 11 inches, it's probably safe to say that Hatchie doesn't get bullied around in the trenches too often. He uses those attributes to his advantage as an offensive lineman.

 

"My long arms are good because I can knock my opponents over and keep them away from my body so they won't get their hands on me and push me back," he said. "My hands help me drive them more in the direction I want them to go."

 

Hatchie recently sustained a few minor injuries that have kept him from participating in some summer football camps. Neither is too serious and he hopes to be back at 100 percent by the time his senior year begins.

 

"I aggravated my right shoulder which I had surgery on in January, but it's healing up." Hatchie said. "I also did something to my finger and when I went to the trainer she said I might have torn a tendon. But it's all good."

 

Hatchie describes himself as an aggressive player that has fun, likes to hit and follows through on his assignments. He is excited about his final season of high school football and has moderate expectations.

 

"I just want to get out there and play some good games, hopefully go all the way if we can," he said. "But we just want to have fun out there, play as hard as we can and win as many games as we can."

 

Hatchie doesn't have plans to take any school visits this summer, and doesn't seem to be in any rush to make a decision.

 

"I am probably going to take some [visits] either during my high school football season or right after," Hatchie said. "My decision will probably come at the end of my football season, maybe sometime around January."


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