Learning More About Alabama QB Commit Layne Hatcher + Recruiting Update
With quarterback depth a potential concern for the Alabama football team this fall, Nick Saban and his staff added a late commitment to the 2018 class last week.
Three-star quarterback Layne Hatcher from Little Rock picked up a late scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide. The one-time Arkansas State commitment couldn't turn down the opportunity and has already gotten to campus in Tuscaloosa.
Hank South of 247Sports covered the commitment and joined Martin Houston on The Blitz to share a little more insight on the new addition.
"He's 6-feet, really good arm," South said. "Just not that tall, not that prototypical quarterback that you want - 6'3" or 6'4". So he thinks that's what held him back from some college recruiters, but really good arm, really accurate."
Hatcher will have to come in and compete with a trio of quarterbacks already in the program as well as two more strong recruits committed for 2019, but he's proven to be a strong competitor his entire life.
"This kid lost one game as a high school starter. He won three straight state championships. He's lost two games since fifth grade. And he's a four-time state champion in wrestling."
The other angle to this pickup is Hatcher's teammate back at Pulaski Academy, Hudson Henry. The brother of former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry is the top player at the same position for the 2019 class. He recently released a top five that didn't include the Crimson Tide, but it could be something to watch over the next six months.
Listen to the full conversation, which includes additional recruiting info, in the video at the top of the page.