Rapid Reaction: Hatcher to USC 

July, 27, 2012
And then, there was one.

Four-star defensive end Jason Hatcher from Louisville (Ky.) Trinity committed to USC on Friday afternoon, becoming the 17th pledge for the 2013 recruiting class and leaving only one remaining spot. Some thoughts on what his commitment means:

The fourth piece: Counting Hatcher, USC reeled in four defensive linemen in the class -- two ends and two tackles -- to create a front that, on paper, looks like a nightmare in the making for future Pac-12 offenses. Hatcher joins fellow defensive end commit Kylie Fitts from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley, as well as tackle commits Kenny Bigelow from Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy and Eddie Vanderdoes from Auburn (Calif.) Placer.