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Ferndale High School (Washington) offensive lineman Landen Hatchett is rated a three-star prospect, the nation's No. 31 interior offensive lineman and the No. 7 prospect in his home state.

But recruiting services traditionally tamp down the rankings of center prospects.

Make no mistake, the Washington Huskies pledge is one of the top centers in America.

And he has the label to prove it.

On Tuesday, Hatchett announced that he had received an invitation to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game:

"It means a ton," he said. "I’ve grown up seeing these big All-American games on TV and all you can do is wish you are in it one day. And now it’s no longer just a dream, it’s reality. Like we’ve talked about, I’m sometimes overlooked for being center specific and you don’t see a ton of three-star guys get invited to these, so I’m super grateful they see that I am good enough to play in this game."

Hatchett committed to Washington in late June, citing close ties to the football program.

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Given that his brother, Geirean Hatchett, is currently a member of the Huskies football team, that's hardly a surprise.

“It means a lot to commit to Washington,” he told SBLive Sports. “Growing up in Ferdale, specifically, there’s always that UW fanbase around here… and the culture. It’s going to be a really cool opportunity. Jake (Locker) has been a mentor for awhile. He never told me where to go or recruited me, but he’s had a great impact on me. With my brother there, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Washington's recruiting class is ranked No. 22 nationally and consists of four bluechip prospects.

But perhaps it will soon be five.

After all, Hatchett is officially an All-American selection. 

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