I'm sure some of you knew this, but it was news to me after reading up on him that he projects to possibly be a corner. Think we move him there with how many guys are at running back?
Welcome Justice Hayes!
Just got this on Twitter. I love social media.
Some film to complement your excitement..
Like holy shit check out 1:55
Are against Howell. One of the best teams in the state. He destroys them
Howell. One of the best teams in the state
Those were junior year clips right? When Howell was No.7 in D-1. When they dominated the KLAA conference and held Austin White to 35 yards? You remember Austin White, right?
Yeah. Howell is a damn solid program.
Something good might happen
EDIT: Hmmm hayes doesn't have dreads though...I guess we could let it slide this once
Fuck yea! Justice tweeted hes blue, TomVH retweets and Scout/Rivals are saying so.
When I first loaded the page this thread had 9 comments. I made a quick comment and refreshed and it was at 57. Refreshed a second later and it was at 63.
I'm just waiting now for the inevitable:
It's second and goal from the one. Michigan is driving and Denard turns and hands the ball off to Hayes who hits the line hard, but is stopped and a quick whistle blows for forward progress and Millen says "Justice delayed is justice denied."
Then Dee Hart scores on the next play and Millen says "Just goes to show, you've gotta have hart."
He'll do it, you know it.
He's from my town!!!!
In my evaluation, I give him four "LIGBs" which are sort of like stars, but more long-winded.
Here's an excerpt from my personal scouting report:
Hayes is a quick, gliding running back with a lot of natural ability. Has just adequate size but runs harder than listed measurables and his quick-twitched athleticism allows him to run with deceptive strength. Flashes great elusiveness and suddenness through the hole and second level. Sees the field well and redirects through the small creases sharply. Can stop-start and make tight cuts showing great balance and body control. A great jump-cutter who consistently makes the first guy miss but will also stick his foot in the ground and get north; elusive but a decisive runner as well. Lowers the shoulder on contact and runs through a lot of arm-tackles. Feet and body never stop on contact allowing him to spin out of a lot of arm tackles. Very slippery and does not give defenders a clean shot. Polished hands and receiving skills out of the backfield add to his upside, however, he projects to be more of a change-of-pace, multi-purpose type of back at the major college level; at least until he fills out his frame and gains more downhill power. Has good top-end speed and an extra gear to separate when he turns the corner but does appear quicker than fast at times. That said, Hayes has big-play potential with his initial burst and ability to reach top-speed extremely quick. Would make an ideal space-player in a spread offense at the next level; could develop into a great weapon if used creatively.
That said, Hayes has big-play potential with his initial burst and ability to reach top-speed extremely quick.
That is exactly what this offense needs. Anyone who has watched Oregon much knows that the key to this offense isn't so much being flat out fast, but rather to hit the holes extremely quickly and hard.
hit the holes extremely quickly and hard.
More like copied and pasted ESPN Insider information.
Haha. Yeah. This was an exceptional personal scouting report until Tim posted the ESPN scouting report in his front page write up. There are some, uh, similarities....
Wow - everytime he scores a TD, I'mma scream - "Sweet Justice"
I love seeing this right before bedtime.
This is great. C'mon on up here, DeAnthony, you know this is where it's at!
I was just thinking the same thing. It was rumored that Hayes might be leaning towards Tennessee because he is friends with DA. Maybe Hayes can do some recruiting for us.
Well, we didn't get Watkins, so the path is cleared for Arnett to be our stud receiver.
Woke up, lost Sammy.
Going to bed, got Justice.
Now we have are Devine(Hayes and Hart), now we need our Slaton(Rawls).
Hopkins can be Slaton.
We're most likely done with RBs and slots this year. So, Shaw, Smith, Hopkins, Fitz, Cox et al will have to do for Slaton. I'm ok with that.
Absolutely, with Dee and Justice, we don't need another RB. But, Rawls seems like a monster of a big back. However, we do need some DLine guys more right now.
Rawls is good, but I think we're good in the beef machine department with Hopkins. A stud NT/DT would be fantastic. It seems like we're good with our youngsters, but we lack the heir apparent for Martin. Hopefully Washington can fill that role.
Hopkins has it, but he is our only real big back and IMHO, you need a back up in case Hopkins gets a little dinged up. The big back on the option dive worked pretty well until Wisky. But, Rawls is a last second luxury. We have more pressing needs on D, and we really need some guys to take over for Martin. I guess with his grades, my hope of him walking on will never happen.
If we get Zettel, this is a really nice in-state class.
Hopefully this doesn't deter Dee Hart.from coming. It would be nice to have a two headed monster of a backfield .
That RR will be back next year. This kid would not come if he didn't get the idea that RR would be around.
Not knocking the OP, but I'll believe it when Tim or TomVH post it. But if it is true, welcome Justice to the Blue family.
I'm content to take Brian's word for it...
Not bad for a coach who can't recruit this state.
Michigan takes Grand Blanc's Justice Hayes commitment, as an athlete.
Athlete? This mean he is open to playing D?
I was glad to hear we weren't taking him for his artistic skills.
In the rivals story, Justice is quoted as saying whatever position the coaches want him to play, he will play.
Denard, all receivers back, dee hart, justice hayes, most of the o line back. dirty
Why would the ND staff cool on him? Who's Kelly gonna get?
Devin Gardner with Dee on left, Hayes on right.
Maize and Blue Cerberus.
I'm gettin a chubby just thinkin about it...
Gotta love all the ND fans pissin themselves because Justice de-committed by sayin ohhh APP State, oh Rich Rod is gonna get fired. Really? because that same year we beat ND 38-0 and held them under 100 total yards, and at least Rich Rod hasn't lost to the Naval Academy or Tulsa this year and his players aren't rapping girls ohh the Irish.
You had me until you (a) either incorrectly spelled "raping" girls, which is not remotely cool, or (b) stated that ND players like to emcee events with women and drop mad rhymes in the process, which we all know isn't how ND nation roll. They prefer this:
News flash for you, Wiscy ran for over 300 on you, so would Navy.
The new Triple H platoon of running backs: Hart, Hayes and Hopkins.
I made a bet about 10 months ago: this year bowl game, next year BCS bowl game, year after that NC. I know 2012 schedule looks tough, but our future is oh so bright !
Add HaHa and we could have our own 4H Club
...but still posted on espn now too