OU’s offensive line outlook brightens with Washington transfer Geirean Hatchett

OU’s offensive line outlook brightens with Washington transfer Geirean Hatchett

With Hatchett’s commitment Monday afternoon, the Sooners gained a clearer and brighter picture of the offensive line Oklahoma will take with it into the SEC in 2024.

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

| Jan 31, 2024, 8:30am CST

Eli Lederman

By Eli Lederman

Jan 31, 2024, 8:30am CST

The biggest development in Oklahoma’s offseason rebuild on the offensive line may have arrived Monday afternoon when Washington guard Geirean Hatchett committed to the Sooners out of the transfer portal.

Hatchett arrives in Norman as a fifth-year junior with two seasons of remaining eligibility and represents OU’s fourth transfer addition on the offensive line as the Sooners prepare to replace starters at all five positions up front. But while questions hover over fellow offensive line newcomers Spencer Brown, Febechi Nwaiwu and Michael Taruqin, Hatchett steps in as a likely instant impact starter at right guard.

Tune in as Sellout Crowd’s Oklahoma beat writer Eli Lederman and former Oklahoma State All-American Sam Mayes dive into the significance of Hatchett’s arrival, his strengths and weaknesses and his fit on the retooled offensive line the Sooners will take with them into the SEC in 2024.

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Eli Lederman reports on the University of Oklahoma for Sellout Crowd. He began his professional career covering the University of Missouri with the Columbia Missourian and later worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before two years writing on the Sooners and Cowboys at the Tulsa World. Born and raised in Mamaroneck, New York, Lederman grew up a rabid consumer of the New York sports pages and an avid fan of the New York Mets. He entered sportswriting at 14 years old and later graduated from the University of Missouri. Away from the keyboard, he can usually be found exploring the Oklahoma City food scene or watching/playing fútbol (read: soccer). He can be reached at [email protected].

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