Tyler Hayes talks Tide camp

Tyler Hayes, four-star outside linebacker from Thomasville, Ala., drove to Tuscaloosa Sunday and competed in Alabama's camp for a couple of days. The future Tide player worked more than one position on the defensive side of the ball. Hayes talked with Andrew Bone about the camp experience.

"I went up there on Sunday," said Tyler Hayes. "I went up there and came back today. I worked out at the camp on Monday and this morning.

"Overall I had a good time. I had a good time meeting recruits and hanging out with future teammates. I met Ryan Anderson. He is a cool dude. We get along real well."

Hayes worked with defensive coordinator Kirby Smart at a couple of positions.

"The camp was nice," he said. "I had a good time up there. They had me working linebacker, and at the end I was playing safety. I was worked both inside linebacker positions. I was working with Coach Smart.
"It was nice to play safety. I had fun. They said I did good out there. They said I didn't really have to do it, but happy I was out there working and the plays. They didn't really say where I would play. I will play wherever I can get playing time. It doesn't matter to me."

Hayes also spoke with Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

"I talked to coach Saban today before I left," Hayes said. "He said I did good at the camp. He hasn't talked to me in a while because I have been playing baseball. We were just catching up."

Hayes suffered an injury this spring and still not 100-percent.

"I had a high ankle sprain during our last week of spring practice," he said. "It feels good right now, but if I run on it for a long period of time it starts to ache. I had a high ankle sprain during the season, and it never really healed. Then I tweaked it again. I should be fine by the start of the season."


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