After submitting his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Monday, Alabama signal-caller Layne Hatcher has quickly decided where he’ll play next. The dual-threat quarterback will continue his collegiate career close to home.
Hatcher will transfer to the program that he first committed to back in 2018. He is heading to Arkansas State, which will give him the opportunity to start in the near future.
The Red Wolves were set to land Hatcher during his initial recruiting process, but the appeal of joining the Crimson Tide was clearly too strong. Nonetheless, Arkansas State finally has its quarterback of the future in Hatcher.
RedWolfReport.com broke the news about Hatcher going back to Arkansas State.
Considering that Hatcher has shared time in a quarterback room with Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, it’s safe to say Arkansas State is thrilled with this addition.
Another benefit of adding Hatcher to the program is that he is immediately eligible to play starting in May.
— RedWolfReport.com (@RedWolfReport) April 16, 2019
Even though Hatcher redshirted his only season at Alabama, the countless lessons he learned from Nick Saban and the coaching staff should help his development at Arkansas State.
With several youngsters taking spots in the quarterback room in Tuscaloosa – such as Mac Jones, Taulia Tagovailoa and Paul Tyson – it makes sense for him to head back home.