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Hatcher said he is spending the spring


working out with the Rams track team to improve is overall speed. “I’m working out, getting stronger,


By Lynn Jacobsen


Oklahoma State made a late push on Owasso star Keon Hatcher, but the 6-foot- 2 wide receiver stayed true to his Aug. 1 commitment. The state’s leading receiver in catches (100), receiving yards (1,610) and receiving touchdowns (20) said he was flattered when OSU receivers coach Kasey Dunn called to say the Cowboys were offering a scholarship. “Arkansas offered me in July,” Hatcher said. “I was pretty strong with them. OSU came in in November and came on pretty


getting faster,” he said. “The SEC (Southeastern Conference), that’s grown man football. The plan is for me to go into Arkansas and compete for a spot right away. I have to grow up. I have to go in and work hard and show them I want it.”


Hatcher said he was flattered that OSU made a run at him.


“It surprised me a little bit because I had


committed so early,” Hatcher said. “Even though I had one scholarship offer already,


OSU gave me options. It felt good to be wanted.” Hatcher said he plans to major in sports


marketing.


strong. My first official (visit) was to OSU on Jan. 15. I had a really good time. I liked everything about OSU and felt comfortable there. “I took my official to Arkansas on (Jan.) 20th and as soon as I stepped on campus, it struck me, this was the place for me.” Hatcher said the Razorbacks’ rabid football fans helped seal the deal. “First I got to meet the players, they were


all great,” Hatcher said. “The fans were amazing. We went to a gymnastics meet and afterward, they had a pep rally for (the recruits). The fans were going crazy, they had posters for all the players. It was nuts. Then we went to The Catfish Hole to eat and the fans were going crazy there too. The fans are all about Arkansas football. The fans really sold it.


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