The sophomore had 40.5 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and a fumble forced this season, leading Trinity to a 14-1 record and a 6-A state title this season. Because of the performance, he's a hot name in the class and many schools are looking to get him on campus. He recently visited Kentucky.
"I think the visit was a great experience, not only for me, but all my teammates as well," said Hatcher.
Other Trinity prospects on that visit included: James Quick, John Heile, Ryan White and Dalyn Dawkins. Hatcher believed that experience on the visit taught him and his teammates how valuable and special it is to earn a scholarship offer.
"We got to see that we do have a chance to play ball after high school at a very high level. That was important because every day we see a lot of other players we know that are real good, but don't get offered," he said.
In the end, the UK staff told the group about their philosophy as a staff.
"The coaches talked about winning in the classroom first and then being a winner on the field," Hatcher said.