UW coaches received some great news today when 4-star offensive guard Geirean Hatchett from Ferndale HS, WA committed to the Washington Huskies over a host of offers from some major schools. Listed at 6’5” and around 275 pounds, Hatchett is rated by 247sports as the 7th best guard and 204th best recruit in the nation overall.
I’m Staying Home /// Committed, GO DAWGS ☔️ #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/rP327RkvOC— Geirean (@GeireanHatchett) July 26, 2019
Schools like Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Ohio State were in Hatchett’s final list but ultimately the Huskies were able to land him thanks to their OKG pursuit and offensive line coach Scott Huff’s relationship with Hatchett.
Geirean becomes the fourth offensive lineman in the class (joining Roger Rosengarten, Myles Murao, and Gaard Memmelaar) and will more than likely need a redshirt year before he battles for a starting position. It seems very difficult to imagine that the Huskies would take a fifth offensive lineman in this class and so this likely wraps up 2020 recruiting for the O-line. Last year’s class featured three 4-star players plus a 3-star JC player, which seemed tough to beat. However, with Hatchett on board it gives the Huskies three O-linemen rated higher than any player in last year’s class. A fantastic job by Coach Huff and the rest of the staff, adding premium talent to help replace four senior starters departing after this season.
Hatchett plays in a run-heavy offense which has led him to be one of the best run blockers in the state. The area of improvement for his game has been his pass protection, which has improved over the last year. He will be a big-time addition to the offensive line room, and between him, Murao, and Rosengarten, they will compete for the most pancake blocks throughout their Husky careers. Here are some of his highlights:
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