After a standout freshman season that saw him lead Shasta with 76 tackles and eight interceptions, Hagler decided to head to Arizona Western due to some financial issues.
"Yea I'm back (home in Alabama)," Hagler told JCFootball.com recently. "I came back home to go to a local community college this semester because it's cheaper and because I'm transferring to Arizona Western this summer."
Hagler is a prototypical strong safety from a physicality standpoint, but he wants people to know he can play free safety as well.
"I played strong safety because my size and physicality but I played mostly FS last season," Hagler noted. "I get moved a lot because of my versatility."
So far this spring, Hagler has heard from a couple of schools including Mississippi State, Alabama and Jacksonville State, all three of which he's visited.
"I don't have any offers yet, but I believe some are coming very soon once schools figure out that I am getting out in December and once more schools get my film," Hagler said. "I also think going to Arizona Western will help me out a lot too because of their reputation and the type of program they are."
As a prep, Hagler enjoyed a great career at Leeds High School in Birmingham, Alabama.
After graduating, he figured his football career was over, so he enrolled at Troy and took some classes as a part-time student.
"I graduated in 2013 and I went to Troy University just to go to school," Hagler recalled. "I didn't have any offers and left Troy that December.
"In the spring (of 2014) I decided to send my high school tape back out and a lot JUCOs hit me up and wanted to see me.
"The D-Coordinator at Shasta was really cool and excited and he wanted me to come and play for him."
As noted earlier, Hagler is on pace to finish up his two-year degree this December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.