TomVH: Justice Hayes Update

Submitted by TomVH on November 21st, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Wanted to post this separately so everyone saw it. RB Justice Hayes has decommitted from Notre Dame. He's now considering Tennessee, Notre Dame, and Michigan.

I spoke to him briefly about it, and he said that Michigan is in it for him. I wouldn't be surprised to see Tennessee get him either, though since DeAnthony Arnett is his friend. 

Comments

tmurda1234

November 21st, 2010 at 11:20 PM ^

Somehow, I can't fathom how these kids are picking Tennessee over us.

I understand the whole "I'm going to a school for a coach" thing, but come on. That should only go so far.  Tennessee??  They haven't been relevant since Peyton Manning.

This UM team has so much potential, and young players have a chance to play right away (especially at RB or on defense).  That alone should quash any consideration of picking the vols.

Unless the Vols have some Cam Newton action going on...

bronxblue

November 22nd, 2010 at 12:20 AM ^

Kind of surprised seeing ND lose so many recruits considering they have been hovering around this mediocre level for most of the decade.  Apparently Kelly must be rubbing these kids the wrong way.  I doubt Hayes will come to UM (wouldn't mind if he did) and will probably wind up in Knoxville, but if he does go blue that would make one stacked backfield.

Bluestreak

November 22nd, 2010 at 12:34 AM ^

A lot of kids prefer to stay closer to home. If that is the criterion, then certainly we have a great chance at landing him.

If he grows up to be a leader on defense/ offense, I'm gonna call it the Justice League of Hayes.

BTW - Sweet Justice on ND.

Wolfman

November 22nd, 2010 at 12:35 AM ^

"We recruited you for speed." That is what is most relevant when it comes to deciding who should and who shouldn't get the offer. When all else is equal, I do like a big back, i.e.,  Hopkings, but working in space is so very important in this offense and we want backs that we can use a lot on the screen plays, which opens up an already scary offense even further.

Once we get two, three deep as to solid D1 talent, we'll explore the option of the WVU like FB. In the meantime, I'm thinking Justice would be very high on our list.