Karnell Hatcher is one of the top safety prospects in the state of Florida and the Delray Beach …
Enjoys Wednesday Visit
One of Karnell Hatcher's goals this summer was to take unofficial visits to a few of the top schools on his list. He's already been to LSU and Georgia Tech this summer and on Wednesday, the talented safety took a trip to Miami. "I went down there and it was real nice," Hatcher said. "They showed me the academic center, the weightroom, the football center, and all of that stuff. I spent a lot of time talking to the defensive coaches, the DB's coach. I met a couple of the players, a couple of the incoming freshmen. It was real good." Hatcher took the visit with his father and uncle and they seemed quite impressed as well. "They both loved it," he said. "We all had a good time." Hatcher, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, was asked what he liked the most about the visit. "I really like how straight forward they've been with me," he said. "Today was no different. Most college coaches won't be. They'll just tell you what you wanna hear. UM's coaches are straight up with you and I like that about them." Hatcher said he spent some time going over the depth chart at safety with the coaches. "They don't expect Kenny Phillips to be back as a senior," he said. "Anthony Reddick's had some injury problems. They just signed a few guys but if I come, I'd pretty much start out as a 2nd team player. It's a real good opportunity to play early." Hatcher has been high on both LSU and Miami from the beginning so he was asked to compare the two. "There really isn't much difference between them," he said. "You have two great programs right there. The biggest difference is probably the size of the campus and the stadium and stuff. LSU signed four safeties this year but I'd still have a chance of playing right away." With the last summer visit out of the way before preseason camp starts next Monday, Hatcher said he's not close to a decision. "Even if I know, I won't commit anywhere," he said. "I plan on waiting until National Signing Day. I plan on taking one visit during the season and four after. I'm still looking at other schools like Auburn, South Carolina, Michigan, and Minnesota." Hatcher carries a 3.2 GPA and scored a 1050 on the SAT so he should be good to go academically.
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