USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Welcome Back Jason Hatcher into the Fold

Rick McMahan@@RickMcMahanSenior Writer IJanuary 30, 2013

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After what could only be described as a very eventful past few days for Trinity High School (Louisville, KY) defensive end Jason Hatcher, the 4-star prospect has finally made up his mind as to where he will spend his college days.

In a case of "recruiting deja vu," Hatcher will return from where he came, as it is being reported by various outlets—as well as Hatcher's tweets themselves—that the big defensive lineman has re-committed to the Trojans.

And's Avinash Kunnath reports that this time, Hatcher looks "like he is back for good."

For USC, this is very welcome news indeed—while they are still in the hunt for some big-time recruits, nothing is for certain.

As for Hatcher, his week-long odyssey ends after decommitting from the Trojans, then returning to USC after recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron flew across the country for a sit-down with the young man and his mother.

Welcoming back Hatcher means that the Trojans will have at least one defensive end in the 2013 class. At one time, earlier this year, they had three recruits at the position.

But one-time commit Kylie Fitts from Redlands, CA, has scheduled and gone on a variety of trips, and some pundits have him now signing with UCLA.

Meanwhile, Torrodney Prevot, a very athletic defensive end from Houston, TX, and a 4-star prospect, is labeled a "soft commit" and has taken a trip to Texas A&M since he visited the Trojans.