Focus 2014: Silvester Hayes
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Focus 2014: Silvester Hayes

Scout.com introduces the super quick and athletic South Oak Cliff (Texas) defensive end...

Silvester Hayes, a 6-foot-2, 207-pound defensive end prospect from South Oak Cliff (Texas) High had a nice showing at the Next Level Athlete Top 100 Showcase, putting his name on the recruiting map.

"It was pretty fun," Hayes reported. "It was my first experience doing that kind of stuff (camp/combine)."

"For the most part, it was a challenge for me, because the guys were big, but I used my speed and I used my technique to make it easier to get by them."



NLA Eval Quick Hit: Super quick off the ball. He can get on the OL in an instant, but is best when not engaging and using his speed to run around big OL. Possibly a nice hybrid DE/OLB add for someone.


SOC has been racking up the victories recently under the current coaching regime. And now the recruiting interest is starting to pick up in result.

"Texas A&M, Iowa Colorado State -- pretty much those are the schools that are (showing early interest)," Hayes reported before he quickly deflected the the credit for his recruiting success to his high school coaches.

"They keep me in line and they keep me focused. When I get off line they keep me on track."

Here recently the college coaches have been roaming the halls of Hayes' high school. Melvinson Hartfield has emerged as a hot target down the Class of 2013 home-stretch, and a number if schools have stopped in.

Texas stopped in to check things out and Hayes has been invited to Junior Days at Baylor, Oklahoma, and Colorado State.

"It as honor to know that coaches are coming to our school to to look in to our players," Hayes said. "It feels pretty good to know that they are looking at me.

"It is an honor."

He is hoping he will not have to wait too long on offer No. 1, but is going to keep working on making his D1 dream a reality.

"My technique," Hayes answered when asked what he is trying to improve on in hopes of showing he deserves a full ride. "That is pretty much it, because once I get off the ball I am quick."

"If I use my technique I will be okay."