Junior National Finalist Max Hatcher Verbals to In-State Texas Longhorns for 2024

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Junior National Finalist Max Hatcher Verbals to In-State Texas Longhorns for 2024

NEW COMMIT: The University of Texas has been putting together quite an impressive recruiting class for 2024 and their latest verbal pledge, in-state standout Max Hatcher of Grapevine, fits the bill.

He will join Kyle Peck, Jeremy KellyLuke StibrichBrayden Taivassalo and Cooper Lucas as a member of the Longhorns’ Class of 2028.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m extremely excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at The University of Texas. I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity. Along with that I’d like to thank all the family, friends, and coaches who have helped me along the way. I’m extremely excited to join the Longhorn Family🤘 #hookem”

Hatcher does his club swimming with Lakeside Aquatic Club and most recently competed at Juniors West where he took third in the mile, fifth in the 500 free, ninth in the 200 fly and 12th in the 200 free. He exploded at that meet, dropping significant amounts of time in all of his top events.

This past summer, he raced to 12th in the 1500m free and 14th in the 800m free at Junior Nationals.

His best times include:

  • 1650 free – 15:04.80
  • 1000 free – 9:06.51
  • 500 free – 4:21.55
  • 200 free – 1:36.54
  • 200 fly – 1:47.28
  • 200 back – 1:50.11
  • 100 back – 49.00

Currently a junior at Southlake Carroll Senior High School, Hatcher placed fifth in the 500 free and 13th in the 200 IM at the Texas UIL 6A State Championships in 2022. He took 13th in the 200 IM and 15th in the 500 free as a freshman.

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